A spirited romantic comedy, Ghost Town is the story of Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais), a cranky Manhattan dentist who develops the unwelcome ability to see dead people. Really annoying dead people. But, when a smooth-talking ghost (Greg Kinnear) traps Bertram into a romantic scheme involving his widow Gwen (Tea Leoni), they are entangled in a hilarious predicament between the now and the hereafter!
An alright movie. Typically Ricky Gervais - good comical delivery but never laugh aloud. The ghost thing has been done many times and still brings a smile but I preferred Randall and Hopkirk deceased! A very watchable movie though without the need to concentrate too hard on the story line.
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Extended museum curator role
- Ghost Town review by Jeckyl
If you found Ricky Gervais role in night at the museum good you will enjoy this extended version. I hate to say it but he seems very one dimensional. As an actor he makes a great half hour comic. Its not that I dont like him. I went to see him live at the apollo, its just that he doesnt seem capable of transfering his short term hillarious comedy skills to "the big screen". I feel he (along with quite a few others) gets the big roles because they are "famous" not because they can do it.
The story is old and this did nothing to enliven a tired script.