GHOST TOWN

SEVEN, Fri­day, 10.30pm, M ( 2008)

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Ricky Ger­vais ( left) stars in this off­beat ro­man­tic com­edy as Ber­tram Pin­cus, a mis­an­thropic den­tist who be­comes cursed with the abil­ity to see ghosts af­ter an in­ci­dent dur­ing a colonoscopy ( don’t ask). Ger­vais’ tal­ent stretches far enough to make a con­vinc­ing, if un­likely, ro­man­tic lead. Greg Kin­n­ear co- stars as a re­cently de­ceased man who en­lists the help of Pin­cus to pre­vent his widow ( Téa Leoni) from re­mar­ry­ing. The film sticks tightly to the genre’s for­mula and is a touch pre­dictable but there’s enough orig­i­nal­ity and solid per­for­mances to help it stand above the rest.

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