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Ghost Town October 10, 2008

Posted by clintcarter in Movies.
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Ghost Town is one of the most enjoyable movies I’ve seen this year.  After seeing the preview I was cautiously optimistic that it would be worth viewing.  What I wasn’t prepared for were the moments of uncontrollable laughter.  And it wasn’t just me – the theater had 20-30 people in it and there were moments when collectively we could not stop laughing.

The chemistry between Kinnear and Gervais was brilliant.  The dialogue entertaining.  The humor was of “The Office” variety – awkward conversations, uncomfortable pauses – well done.  Gervais’s character was believable and hilarious.

It is a feel good movie – so if you’re looking for something unresolved and unsettling this isn’t your film – but really who wants a steady diet of that anyway.  Life is unresolved and unsettling enough – it’s nice to see things get wrapped up neatly on occasion.  The rating is PG-13 so don’t take your kids to see it.  This movie is definitely worth the price of admission.

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1. Jonathan Bryant - October 19, 2008

It’s funny you mention the ‘Office’ style awkward moments.
In the original British comedy “The Office” upon which the american version is based, Gervais played Michael Scott. (and won an award for it!)
Amanda and I will definitely have to see this on our next date night.


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