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Deadpan hilarity and quirky charm come alive in Ghost Town, starring Britain's favourite comedian Ricky Gervais (The Office) as social reject Bertram Pincus. Emmy award winner and seven times Bafta winner Gervais proves his Hollywood worth in this transatlantic feel good love story about a man, a woman and a ghost.
Pincus is a New York City dentist with horrendous people skills. When a routine surgery goes awry, Pincus is pronounced dead, but is miraculously revived seven minutes later. The ill-mannered Manhattanite suffers only one lasting after-effect; the ability to see and speak with the dead. Word soon gets out in the spirit community and Pincus is irritated to discover he's the go-to-guy for every phantom with unfinished business in the city.
At the forefront of the ghostly mob is recently deceased Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear - Little Miss Sunshine, Baby Mama), who is determined to stop the remarriage of his widow, Gwen (Téa Leoni - Spanglish, Fun with Dick and Jane). The laughs unfold when the prickly and romantically inexperienced Pincus, smitten with Gwen, tries to woo her away from her betrothed - with hysterically awkward results.
With sharp performances and beautifully dry Gervais execution, Ghost Town won't fail to make viewers laugh out loud. With a host of special features including commentary from renowned director David Koepp and 'making Ghost Town', this is one DVD that should be in the collection of every Ricky Gervais fan.
Commentary by David Koepp and Ricky Gervais
Making Ghost Town
Some People Can Do It
Actors Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Kristen Wiig, Tea Leoni, Bill Campbell, Alan Ruck, Aasif Mandvi & Dennis Albanese Director David Koepp Certificate 12 years and over Year 2008 Screen Widescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1) Duration 1 hour and 42 minutes (approx)
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by Olivier on February 2nd 2013
Critically panned, I wuite enjoyed this film. A bit predictable, and certainly lacking the subtlety of Gervais' earlier work (more heavily marketed to a wider audience), but undeniably cute and fun, Ghost Town does what it says on the box. An early Kristen Wiig film, which is great to see, and Greg Kinnear is as awesome as he always is.
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