Excerpt: One of my favorite “guilty pleasure” television shows is “Ghost Whisperer”. In it, Jennifer Love Hewitt plays Melinda Gordon, someone who can see and hear (and therefore interact) the spirits of the dead who have not yet crossed over to the “other side.
Conclusion: Without hesitation, I give 'Ghost Town' a highly recommended mark. Those looking for a sharp, sophisticated romantic comedy (with a whole lot of heart) need look no further than this release. (Those content with 'Confessions of a Shopaholic,' move along, nothing to see here.
Excerpt: With the success of his BBC TV series' "The Office" (2001-2003) and "Extras" (2005-2007) and his popular stand-up comedy DVD's it's pretty much set in stone that Ricky Gervais is a comedic genius... so what the hell is he doing in "Ghost Town"?
Excerpt: Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.
Excerpt: The first two acts take forever to unwind, but the rewarding conclusion almost makes it worth the wait. Ricky Gervais has some great one-liners as the cantankerous lead, Kinnear doesn’'t break any new ground, and Leoni looks fantastic in HD.
Conclusion: Ghost Town plays as a Romantic Comedy for all audiences. It obviously features and advertises the romance angle, but Gervais's presence and dry humor, in addition to a deeper-than-expected story, makes it well worth a watch for the guys, too. This is one of the best Romantic Comedies in years.
Excerpt: It may name them in its title, but Ghost Town is a movie which is not very interested in ghosts. Otherworldy spirits are included in the plot, almost begrudgingly, as if the writers only tossed them in there to justify their interesting little film about a lonely curmudgeon to Hollywood’s...
Excerpt: It takes an awful lot of effort for a contemporary comedy to win an audience back after opening with yet another "Holy crap, that guy just got hit by a bus!" scene, but Ghost Town perseveres, and eventually emerges as a likeable time-waster, albeit more sweet than funny.