I went to see Ghost Town this afternoon with a friend – there wasn’t much out that we had either heard much about, or particularly wanted to see, so it was a toss up between this one and Burn After Reading. Boy, am I glad we decided to see this one.
I’ve only ever seen a few things that Ricky Gervais has been in, but I know that he’s a very funny actor. As far as Greg Kinnear goes, well at times I quite enjoy his work, and at others … I don’t. Happily, this was one of those times where I quite enjoyed his stuff. Gervais and Kinnear played so well off each other, their bantering was by far the best part of this movie. And there was a lot of bantering. It was all completely laugh-out-loud, can’t-drink-my-iced-tea-for-fear-of-spitting-it-out funny.
The rest of the movie was alright, as was the rest of the cast – the female lead (played by Téa Leoni) was pretty good, and there were A LOT of familiar faces in the minor characters, but they faded into the background when Kinnear and Gervais were on screen.
This was a very funny movie, and is definitely something I would recommend to someone to pass a couple of hours quite happily.