Ghost Town

That guy from The OfficeThat guy from The Office (who despite many other noteworthy roles including this one is destined always to be known only as “That guy from The Office“) really is pretty funny. He’s much more likeable in this film than the painful idiots he plays in The Office and Extras.

(OK, his real name is Ricky Gervais. But I had to look it up.)

Ghost Town‘s premise makes it reminiscent of Ghost (but don’t let that put you off) and The Sixth Sense (which I haven’t seen. Apparently there’s some twist at the end), only done with humour instead of, respectively, mawkish sentiment or edgy foreboding. My favourite parts were near the beginning, especially the hospital scenes.

A human rights lawyer forms one of the corners of the film’s love triangle. It seems that human rights lawyers are the ultimate symbol of goodness and purity in cinema (see Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones’s Diary).

Plot takes over from comedy halfway through, though it’s all worth watching. The expected feelgood moments near the end aren’t too badly overdone (though with Ghost as the benchmark, that’s not saying much). So I laughed several times and left with a smile on my face. You can’t ask for much more than that.

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