What a sweet and funny movie Ghost Town is.
I’ve just watched Ghost Town again and I cried like a baby at the end when almost all is resolved but it leaves you at a brilliant point of hope, as writer / director David Koepp says in the ‘making of’ on the DVD. I also love the tagline for the film which is such a clever riff on The Sixth Sense – ‘Bertram Pincus sees dead people. And they annoy him.’ Fab.
It’s got a quirky, jokey script that showcases the 3 main actors superbly – playing the initially prickly and socially inept Dr Bertram Pincus (great name) is Ricky Gervais who does the prickly and inept so perfectly but then also brings such a sweetness to the character that you really root for him by the end; there’s the scoundrel husband Frank, played by the always fantastic Greg Kinnear, who can’t believe he has to befriend Pincus to help with his situation; and finally, there’s quite a short list of actresses who could bring the newly widowed neighbour Gwen to life so winningly and the beautifully talented Tea Leoni would rightly be at the top.
This is a gem – make a date to see it now!Tags: david koepp, Ghost Town, Ricky Gervais, romantic comedy, tea leoni