Ghost Town

Ghost Town

The Ghost of Ghost - Plant

5 Points

Viewer Rating:Plant has rated Ghost Town rating: 3 Star

Chost Town stars Ricky Gervais, it is a story kinda like a flip side of GHOST, where Ricky's character a person loathing Dentist who will do anything he can to avoid human interaction of any kind even stuffing clients nought with cotton wool to muffle the whining endless pratter of patients, sneaking out of the office to avoid socialising with his workmates and pushing the close button on the lift instead of the keep the door open button (who among us can honestly say we never did this). Story starts with this other character who is on his way to view an apartment that he is buying as a love nest but the dim witted estate agent has rang his wife and lets the cat out of the bag, on his way he is almost hit by a falling air conditioning unit, and a flash of disbelief sweeps over the audience ...they won't kill him not like that its too obvious, and he steps out of the way, then uuuuuuuuuh something else comes his way. Then Ricky has to go for a medical procedure that isn't pleasant and insists on having an anaesthetic and while under dies, temporarily and as a result can see ghosts. He doesn't get on with the living and now he must avoid the dead also. Its funny in parts, somewhat interesting but never anything but a pale version of Ghost. Ricky Gervais isn't firing on all cylinders for this movie in my opinion and although he had a much more minor part in Stardust he gave a much better performance there! Do go see it but don't' expect to be wowed like you would have been with Ghost!

Review published on the 24 November 2008 17:47

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