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Issue: Summer 2008-9

Ghost Town (2008) movie review

New Yorkers -- They're Just the Same After Death


New York is lousy with ghosts...And they're a noisy, pushy, demanding bunch, same as when they were alive.

Bertram Pincus D.D.S. (Ricky Gervais) is having a bad day. First of all the misanthropic Pinkass has to listen to inane chatter on his way to his colonoscopy; and now he's seeing dead people. He doesn't like people when they're alive, when the dead start following him around he is desperate to find a way back to his quiet life.

Pincus is about to find love and redemption as he helps a ghost a(Greg Kinnear) derail a widow's (Tea Leoni) upcoming nuptials.

Movie poster; Ghost Town; Festivale film review; 220x326

Movie poster, Ghost Town
He sees dead people... and they annoy him.

That little grinch heart of yours actually started beating and now you want to take it back into your cave and crush it with a rock.

Not your average love story.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release Feb 2009
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Title: Ghost Town (2008)
Written by: David Koepp & John Kamps(scr)
Directed by: David Koepp
Running time: 102 mins
Rating: M

The Players: Greg Kinnear, Ricky Gervais, T?a Leoni

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