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      Ghost Town

      2008, Comedy/Fantasy, 1h 43m

      187 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      Ricky Gervais' consistently sharp performance and beautifully dry execution transform this otherwise mainstream comedy into an endearing, funny, and altogether snappy romantic comedy. With ghosts. Read critic reviews

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      After a near-death experience during a routine colonoscopy, people-hating dentist Bertrum Pincus is shocked to discover that he is suddenly able to talk to the dead. Constantly cornered by unhappy spirits who want him to help resolve their earthly problems, the misanthropic Pincus is driven to distraction. Eventually talked into helping the dearly departed Frank Herlihy, Pincus attempts to talk to Frank's widow, Gwen.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Sexual Humor|Drug References|Some Strong Language)

      • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: David Koepp

      • Producer: Gavin Polone

      • Writer: David Koepp, John Kamps

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $13.2M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

      • Production Co: Pariah Entertainment Group

      Cast & Crew

      Ricky Gervais
      Greg Kinnear
      Dana Ivey
      Aasif Mandvi
      Jordan Carlos
      David Koepp
      John Kamps
      Roger Birnbaum
      Gary Barber
      Ezra Swerdlow
      Geoff Zanelli
      Sarah Edwards
      Sam Seig
      Howard Cummings
      Fred Murphy
      Nicholas Lundy
      Debra Schutt

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      • Oct 11, 2011

        I actually enjoyed this quite a lot. Sure there's nothing original in the concept of a man who can see ghosts but Gervais is funny in the role and there is even a bit of real emotion attached to the whole thing. Not bad for Gervais' first lead role in Hollywood.

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      • Jul 19, 2011

        Great direction and lead performances make an otherwise generic romantic comedy with an absurd premise an enjoyable ride. In the wrong hands this would've been a forgettable disaster. Something about the protagonist's characterization as a damaged antisocial really resonates with the direction and Gervais's style. Definitely less accessible than your everyday "All-American" romedy but that's what makes the subtle humor so much better to appreciate. It's smart and honest.

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      • Jun 23, 2011

        Ricky Gervais at his best, as usual.

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      • Jun 19, 2011

        Better than I thought but fell abit flat at the end, Not enough comedy for me to enjoy.

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