Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ghost Town

Ghost Town is a movie about Bertrum Pincus who is played by Ricky Gervais. He is an introverted dentist who is rude, self centered and does not enjoy being around other people. He goes into the hospital for a routine colonoscopy and dies during the procedure. He is revived but as a result of the incident he is able to see the spirits of dead people. Greg Kinear plays a recently deceased man who asks him to help him take care of some unfinished business with his widow played by Tea Leoni. He is besieged by a number of spirits who ask his help with a variety of favors throughout the movie. He originally refuses their requests but after constant pressure he finally gives in and helps them with various tasks they were unable to do alone.

This movie uses the concept behind The 6th Sense but it's a comedy. Ricky Gervais is very funny in this role. His straight faced delivery of lines and rude interactions with others really made me laugh. The British accent didn't hurt either. I thought this movie was truly funny and found myself laughing at many parts. Kristen Wiig from SNL also has a funny minor role as his doctor. Ghost Town may be slightly predictable but it still had a nice message and I enjoyed it. I give it 7.4 stars.

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