Ghost Town


Is this perhaps the funniest film that has been released in 2008? I for one think so!

Ricky Gervais has started to become a man who appears more on the silver screen than he does on the box. Is acting career has gone from strenght to strength and having watched this film I can see why.

So what is so great about the film? Firstly it has that feel good factor in it. A bad guy turning good and going from helpless to helpful. It has the emotion factor, tears of laughter quickly turn to tears of sadness in the space of a few seconds. Finally it has the romance factor. Being an old softy (and knowing there are many more out there), I couldn’t help but wish Gervais’s character Bertram Pincus to do the right thing, and find happiness.

The story of a man seeing dead people is not a new one, however the plot has traditionally been on that is reserved for horror films, with the like and Hide and Seek. However this film is different, It is a comedy and with that Gervais is tasked with stopping a ghosts wife from marrying again. With Gervais playing a dentist who has problems communicating & interacting with people is one that results in many laughable comments both made and aimed at him.

I have deliberately left this review vague for the simple reason, it is a brilliant film, and well worth 90 minutes of your time to go and see, take my word, it will be the best 90 minutes spent in the cinema this year.

Very good film. 8/10

Very good film. 8/10