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.
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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. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle with spirited result. Written by
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Dr. Bertram Pincus is named after the inventor of dental veneers, Dr. Charles Pincus. See more »
The doctor asks if his hallucinations are "visual or oral" (possibly "aural"). No doctor uses "oral" or "aural" to describe auditory hallucinations. She would say "hearing voices" for a non-medically trained patient. For a dentist, the term "auditory" would surely be used. See more »
Date of birth?
What day were you born?
No, I understood the question. Why do you need to know that?
Let's leave it blank. Weight?
Last night or this morning?
Hundred eighty-two pounds.
Number of alcoholic beverages consumed per week?
Why do you need to know that?
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Directly after the end titles fade to black, there is a brief outburst of near-hysterical laughter. See more »
An English dentist (Ricky Gervais) living in Manhattan starts to see and hear ghosts, who won't leave him alone until he agrees to sort out a few things for them. To make things worse he is a loner / recluse who is sarcastic, offensive and completely devoid of any social skills.
Similar to Jack Nicholson's character from As Good As It Gets, however being a professional comedian gives Ricky an edge when delivering all those funny lines in the movie.
Funny, witty and touching in places and generally enjoyable. It's not going to be the best comedy of the year by a long shot but great if you're in the mood for something light-hearted and cheesy.
Worthy watching if not just for the scenes between Ricky and the dog.
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