Oct 5, 2008

The lovely Mrs. Sneed and I went to see the new movie, Ghost Town, starring Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear and Tea Leoni. It was rather pleasant if your intention in seeing it is to be entertained. High art, it ain't. But what can you expect from a movie that stars Ricky Gervais, who can only play himself and Greg Kinnear who is always the same character (maybe himself)? It was predictable, but it was also a pleasant hour and a half. Ghost Town is the latest in the series of movies in which the plot involves a dead person, who must help a mortal in order to move on to 'somewhere', presumably heaven. I can think of several other movies with this motif (is that the right word?). 1. It's a Wonderful Life 2. Heaven Can Wait (original and remake) 3. Angels in the Outfield (original and remake). 4. A Guy Named Joe 5. Michael. Can you think of more? Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

8 comments:

Megan said...

Topper?

Megan said...

Truly, Madly, Deeply?

The Bishop's Wife?

Now you got me thinkin'

Reya Mellicker said...

Welcome to my world!

How about The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis? Incredibly perfect characterization of a ghost.

Adrianne said...

The Sixth Sense is what leapt immediately to my mind. I love being on the same wavelenght with Reya!

I also think that Ghost, with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, would qualify.

Kurt said...

I liked that movie. It's nice to see old people in a film for a change. Of course, only twelve people went to see it.

tut-tut said...

Get out your hankies:

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (not the TV show, the movie with Rex Harrison as the ghost).

Steve said...

Wow, I'm impressed at all the movies people have come up with. This is one of those questions that I can never answer. Even though I've seen a zillion movies (including almost everything mentioned here) I could never just pull them out of my head like that.

daughter sneed said...

What about that movie with George Burns and John Denver???