Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ghost Town

Have to start by saying that I’m a fan of Ricky Gervais and I highly enjoy his comedy, so no surprise if I say that I laugh and laugh with this smartly written comedy and with Gervais great expressions plus some excellent comic lines. But what I didn’t expected and was pleasantly surprised is that this is a romantic comedy and Gervais in the leading romantic role was unexpected and totally credible… which is unbelievable amazing to be able to say Gervais and romantic in the same sentence!

Tells about Bertam Pincus (Gervais) a dentist with no people skills at all (as a matter of fact he hates crowds for all the individuals in them lol!) that dies for 7 minutes while having his first colonoscopy and then he’s able to see all the ghosts that still have things pending with the living. I know it sounds like "that" TV show, but you have no idea how hilarious can some sketches be like when Pincus gets admitted to the hospital... that was one of the most memorable moments of this story.

Anyway the story continues with Pincus meeting Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear) a ghost that has an unfinished situation with his widow Gwen (Tea Leoni) and will blackmail Pincus to help him. Even if could be predictable that Pincus falls for Gwen, I suggest you watch the events that have some particular funny moments with also some sweet moments (another word I never dreamed I could relate to Gervais: sweet!).

Great performance by Ricky Gervais that has great chemistry with Tea Leoni that performed quite well in this role and yes that was another surprise. Also this is a great “love letter” to New York City in the fall with the most spectacular views of Central Park autumn trees and breathtaking views of east side streets.

I believe that this is the perfect movie to entertain you and laugh, laugh and laugh! Obviously a must be seen for Gervais fans and if you appreciate humor with a slight different touch from regular American humor.


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