Ghost Town

Ghost Town

Very enjoyable escapism - Fionat74

5 Points

Viewer Rating:Fionat74 has rated Ghost Town rating: 4 Star

I really liked this film. So many so called comedies that have been released in the last few years have relied solely on 'toilet humour' or taking the p**s out of other films, so it is nice to see a comedy that relies on its script, not gimmicks for laughs. Ricky Gervais is on top form and pretty much makes the movie what it is. At the start there is echoes of David Brent by the way he interacts with the people around him and when he first attempts to chat up Tea Leoni it is real David Brent cringy territory but then the movie settles down and he manages to play an an odd but very likeable character. Greg Kinnear is also very good, albeit his role as philandering husband is fairly straightforward one but he and Gervais have good onscreen rapport together. Tea Leoni doesn't have much to do other than be the love interest. Overall the film has stolen ideas from pretty much every ghost movie but it doesn't matter as this is film is looking to make the audience laugh as opposed to showing anything new. One of the funniest most enjoyable movies I have seen in a long time.

Review published on the 03 November 2008 20:56

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