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Ghost Town

After a near-death experience during a routine colonoscopy, people-hating dentist Bertrum Pincus is shocked to discover that he is suddenly able to talk to the dead. Constantly cornered by unhappy spirits who want him to help resolve their earthly problems, the misanthropic Pincus is driven to distraction. Eventually talked into helping the dearly departed Frank Herlihy, Pincus attempts to talk to Frank's widow, Gwen.

Ricky Gervais Bertram Pincus
Téa Leoni Gwen
Greg Kinnear Frank Herlihy
Billy Campbell Richard
Kristen Wiig Surgeon
Dana Ivey Mrs. Pickthall
Aasif Mandvi Dr. Prashar

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Oct 03, 2008 - genglefins on Ghost Town
a romantic comedy guys can get through

Guys, if your girlfriend wants to see this movie: go! You will enjoy it and score brownie points with your lady.

Ricky Gervais is delightfully awkward as a loner dentist who just can't stand the presence of any other human, and has no problem hiding his disdain. Greg Kinnear is okay as the ghost, but I just get the feeling he's just playing himself in this film. A delightful surprise is Téa Leoni as the love interest. For some reason, I've always found her kinda dull, but she is beautiful and radiant in this.

The movie does get sappy toward the end, but what romanic comedy doesn't? It also leaves a few ends untied, like "what happened to the naked guy?" But overall the movie is funny and entertaining.

Sep 26, 2008 - AnDroo.Napoli on Ghost Town
Story of my life...

I actually related a lot to the main character, an akward man who just doesn't seem to want to be involved with anything. Would just prefere to live in obscurity and be left alone. However he gets the joy of having the restless souls of New York trying to get his attention so they can settle thier unfinished business. While the character seemed a but calouse, and uncaring, it was actually believeable. I mean if a gorup of strangers started walking up to you and asking you for help just because you had, um... a cell phone and they didn't, wouldn't you be annoyed? Now factor in that those people just happen to be able to walk through walls...

Everyone's interaction was pretty believeable. Everyone was trying to force everyone else into their expectatoin of normal. That's what shined out above and beyond all as the theme. Everyone thinks they know what's right for everyone else, so long as they get what they want.

Excellent craftsmanship, minimal stages, but the details and timing played signifficant roles. You didn't have arbitrairy day changes and such without reason. But there was enough circumstantial incidents that framed the general flow of the film, weather, wardrobe, clutter(Like the sets weren't made from the pottery barn catalogue).

Idk having done so many movie reviews now, and actually having to ask my friends during previews "What movie we watching again?" it's nice to see a movie that's 'made' well.

The only star this loses is that it could be watched snuggled up with your loved one on the couch. There's no real reason to see it in the theater, the sound system is not utilized, and while the environments are actually shot in "life size" if you're in a movie theater, a comedy-drama isn't the species of movie I feel needs that.

Sep 24, 2008 - Cprettyleaf on Ghost Town
Great Romantic Comedy

This was a really funny movie and the first half was very funny. I actually did not know that this was a romantic comedy before seeing it That being said, Friday's nights are movie nights for me and my friends and some of them became very disinterested in the Romantic Comedy aspect of this film. I love it!

It was a great cynical movie that where a crotchety man learns that not all people are mindless twits. He is kind of like the Grinch in this movie, he's heart grows and he becomes a better person.

Now I really liked this movie, but I like romantic comedies. I think had I know that it was a romantic comedy, my boyfriend and I might have seen this as a date movie instead of with a bunch of our friends.

This is a very funny movie and Ricky Gervais was great, as well as Tea Leoni (even if she was a little creepy with the mummy...)and I really liked Greg Kinnear he did a great job as an annoying poltergeist. Also it was awesome that Asif Mandvi (from the Daily Show) was in this movie.

I think that even if you are not a romantic comedy fan you will still like this movie you just might not want to see it with a bunch of friends.

Sep 24, 2008 - nodrog on Ghost Town
A Romantic Comedy For Cynical People

Finally, a romantic comedy that speaks to the cynic buried in all of us (for some folks not so deeply) that uses the standard formula of romantic comedy, even wrapped up in the sappiest of forms (Demi Moore's "Ghost") with hints of "Sixth Sense" and overtones of British Humor. Ricky Gervais is delightful, it's Tea Leoni's best work, and Greg Kinnear is pitch perfect. Don't miss it.

Sep 23, 2008 - mbrdf2 on Ghost Town
Funny romantic comedy

It was good, the first half extremely funny, and towards the end it turned pretty sappy - but it still wasn't bad.
Similar to the office in a lot of awkward moments, which made it even funnier to watch - Definitely worth seeing.

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