Ghost Town

Ghost Town

Entertaining - Lorraine

5 Points

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

People talking to the dead, such an original concept. Ghost Whisperer, Medium, Over Her Dead Body, Just Like Heaven (ish)… the idea has literally been done to death (sorry couldn't help myself). In the lazily titled Ghost Town Ricky Gervais plays Bertram Pincus, a cantankerous dentist who dies (temporarily) during a routine medical procedure. When he wakes up (oddly enough) he can see ghosts. Ghosts who (oddly enough again) want him to help with their 'unfinished business.' But Bertram doesn't want to help any of them. Until that is, he starts to fall for his neighbour Gwen, the widow of one of the ghosts (Greg Kinnear). If I could say anything to recommend Ghost Town, it would be that Gervais is much less irritating here than he has been in his previous forays onto the big screen (Stardust anyone?). Other than that, it's formulaic but with some good one-liners. Sure it doesn't deliver any surprises, but then again what ghost-flavoured flick has since The Sixth Sense?

Review published on the 27 April 2009 21:43

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