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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.

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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 Studio Approved Synopsis

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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19 September 2008 (USA)  »

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La ville fantôme  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£786,690 (UK) (31 October 2008)

Gross:

£6,370,608 (UK) (28 November 2008)
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The Beatles' "I'm Looking Through You" is used in the movie, one of the very few occasions where the original version of a Beatles song has been used in a film. See more »

Goofs

When Richard came, unscheduled, to Dr. Pincus' office at the end of a day, Dr. Pincus started to examine the bothersome tooth Richard indicated. Dr. Pincus did not first put on gloves before picking up the mirror or explorer and looking in Richard's mouth. See more »

Quotes

[Pincus is about to go talk to Gwen]
Frank Herlihy: You should lose the scrubs.
Bertram Pincus: I'm a dentist - I just came from work. This is what we wear.
Frank Herlihy: Fine...
Bertram Pincus: This is how we do it, baby.
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Ricky Gervais Sees Dead People
29 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A strong formula comedy that gets an extra jolt of originality from an improvisatory performance by Ricky Gervais.

Gervais plays a Manhattan dentist with an over-sensitive gag reflex who hates people. When he accidentally dies for seven minutes during a routine medical procedure, he finds upon waking that he can see and converse with dead people, who want his help in finishing up unresolved business. One of these, a smarmy, cheating husband (played by Greg Kinnear) wants him to help prevent his widow (Tea Leoni) from marrying a guy he doesn't like. Guess what...Gervais falls in love with her himself.

There's a lot of standard obligatory plot in "Ghost Town" that's specific to the genre: we have to sit through the requisite scenes of Gervais thinking he's going crazy because he can see dead people; he and Leoni have a falling out when she thinks he's tricking her just to get close to her, etc. But the acting is so good, especially from Gervais and Leoni, who absolutely lights up the screen whenever she's on it, that it's easy to forget we've seen much of this before.

One of my favorite parts of the film was the brief but hilarious performance of Kristen Wiig, who plays Gervais's doctor. You may remember her as Kathryn Heigle's passive-aggressive colleague in "Knocked Up," and though she always does the same schtick, she makes me laugh every time.

Grade: A-


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