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He sees dead people... and they annoy him.
Dentist, Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.
A droll charmer about a sad-sack dentist who can see dead people, David Koepp's "Ghost Town" is an effective romantic comedy that profits from its leading man and its supernatural twist. Starring Ricky Gervais as Bertram Pincus, the apparitionally afflicted, the film is light-weight but easily engaging.
Revolving around Pincus, whose near-death experience has left him with an eye for seeing ghosts, "Ghost Town" follows as Pincus begins to find purpose in his deceased acquaintances. He also finds himself enamored with a woman whose husband is able to provide relationship tips from the great beyond.
Koepp gives everything a handsome glow and light-touch, allowing Pincus's caustic sweetness to set the film's tone in the film's New York environs. It is…
When I first saw the trailer for this, I thought it seemed like a quaint and interesting story. I've always had an undying fascination for things like ghosts and life after death (whether it be a comedy or otherwise) which I why I reckoned this to be a pretty safe bet. All I got, however, was an overly sentimental, unfunny snoozefest of a movie, whose only real success was in destroying a perfectly good plot idea. That being said, I don't think I'll be as swift to ignore the reviews the next time around. Because had I taken note of the general opinion of this film, I might have avoided wasting nearly two hours of my life. Time that could have been spent watching something way more enjoyable, like (for instance) Peter Jackson's The Frighteners, which has some similarities to this film, except doesn't suck.
I remember seeing and loving this with my brother and granddad for the first time in 2008, and nothing's changed. Every time I watch this I expect to fall out of love with it, but it remains an underrated, genuinely laugh-out-loud funny guilty pleasure.
Sure, it's not perfect. There's a lot that makes no sense, and it has no originality whatsoever. But it has a big heart, consistent laughs, a great soundtrack, and excellent performances - not least from Ricky Gervais.
The final shot of Téa Leoni in the doorway is wonderful.
Started poor, but worked well toward the end. Tough decision between, two 1/2 or 3, but simply out of respect for the film . . .and Ricky Gervais 3 stars is suitable.
I hate when women give up their careers for gross men they just met. Anyway Téa Leoni's character is a lesbian
Standard 2000s comedy fare. Sometimes hit-and-miss, unoffencive with some unique additions. Nothing spectacular, but gets the job done in the way that a Ricky Gervais helmed comedy does.
Interesting enough premise; a few LOL moments, as well. A bit disjointed.
I love Ricki Gervais and I enjoyed this romantic comedy because of him. The Invention of Lying is better but this one is enjoyable too. Ricki Gervais is very very endearing.
"We just get the one life, you know. Just one. You can't live someone else's or think it's more important just because it's more dramatic. What happens matters. Maybe only to us, but it matters."
Ghost Town is basically Ricky Gervais stuttering and being a jerk for 100 minutes all wrapped in a predictable and clichéd story full of jokes that don't land, but I do appreciate the overall message and feeling that this film portrays and the ending is quite delightful. The acting was also fairly good, but I think Amy Adams should of played Gwen.
First off, I didn't want to mark this review for spoilers because I'm really not spoiling anything you can't find in the IMDB plot synopsis, but I do kind of give away one thing that only incredibly stupid people couldn't figure out, so just in case you're one of those people who don't see where this movie is going by the time Gervais starts seeing ghosts, SPOILER WARNING! Anyway...
Not terrible. Not amazing. But damn was it charming. Plus, the "New York in the Fall" aesthetic that most of the movie's got goin' on? Yes please, I'd like more of that in films.
Conventional? Yes. But here's the thing, that doesn't tend to bother me as much as it does…
This is a bizarre film having it's main actor Ricky Gervais being such an avid atheist in the real world, but here he is talking to ghost who apparently move on after they resolve some unfinished business.
The real driving force in this movie for me is Greg Kinnear who is always endlessly charming. The high concept seemingly is building towards a finish that frankly didn't really satisfy. It's a fine movie, but just a romantic comedy that happens to have ghosts in it. It seems like a script that was waiting to be made and finally Gervais and company made it. Lots of the ghosts getting their problem's resolved seem so easy.
No, it wasn't your fault, hey look…
Predictable, and a bit too safe, but I got a few chucks.
I thought it was a good movie, but I think that's only because of the fond memory attached to it. This movie was one of the first movies I watched with my mom and my brother when we first moved into my mom's new house. Of course I didn't feel comfortable in this new house, but watching this movie with my family really made the place feel like home.
Admittedly, I only got through an hour of this.
This had been on my Netflix watchlist for a while, so I decided to check it out, and I was pleasantly surprised. Ghost Town is a charming and witty film with a stupendously original premise and a great script that's constantly funny but also surprisingly poignant. Everyone gives fantastic performances and each cast member has great chemistry with one another which helps pull out all the stops near the end. As I previously stated, this was surprisingly poignant and it really hit me near the close. It was endearing and heartfelt, which followed the tone of the whole film. It contains a glaringly prevalent sense of charm throughout that I found to be delightful. Overall, I really enjoyed this film, and I do believe more people should check it out. It's a good way to spend two hours and if you're looking to kill some time with a movie, I'd recommend this film.
the never ending NYC movie list.
feel free to add more if i missed any.
For those more adventurous, those who prefer to see taste evolve in one single list, here's every single film I've…