Monday, June 1, 2009

mini-review: "Ghost Town" [B]

This movie was surprisingly good. It even had the boss saying it was cute, and I didn't expect her to like it at all. One of the things I liked the most was watching how the script carried off the delicate balancing act of keeping us with the characters and their 'real' predicament while also taking us into the entirely absurd world of seeing ghosts. The film was never afraid of either aspect and was better for it. It was also a pleasure to watch two characters given the time to warm up to one another without going instantly from 'I hate you' to 'I love you'. One downside: I never quite bought Téa Leoni being interested in Ricki Gervais. Maybe they needed to make her a little more of the nerdy academic.

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