Take a trip to Ghost Town

April 8th, 2011  |  Published in Gems

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.

Ghost TownIt’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!

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