Ghost Town starring Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, and Tea Leoni is not a horror flick. That's what I had to tell my friend when I asked her to go see it. She said,"I don't do horror." Perfect, I told her, it's a romantic comedy heavy on the comedy with a healthy dose of redemption thrown in. Three of us went to see Ghost Town on Friday and laughed til we cried. The banter between Gervais and Kinnear is hilarious and it makes you wonder how they got through a scene without cracking up.
Ricky Gervais plays Dr. Bertram Pincus, a dentist living in Manhattan who can't stand talking to or being around people. The day he goes in the hospital for a colonoscopy his life changes dramatically. Kristen Wiig as his surgeon is very funny with lots of tongue in cheek lines coming from her character.
The dentist has to come to terms with some long buried issues he thought he'd never have to dig up again. As I said, this is a redemption tale but watch out for the twist at the end. This is only the second time I've seen a movie audience applaud at the end, so I guess everyone enjoyed it as much as we did.
Can I pre order the DVD yet? The outtakes on this movie are going to be priceless.