Ghost Town - Ricky Gervais as crabby dentist Dr Bertram Pincus

Ricky Gervais makes his debut as a Hollywood lead in the fantasy comedy Ghost Town, but he’s playing a character who is almost as socially inept as his iconic TV creations David Brent and Andy Millman. Anti-social New York dentist Bertram Pincus becomes much in demand, however, after he wakes up from an operation in which he died for seven minutes to discover that he can now see ghosts.  Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Greg Kinnear’s suave Frank, who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen (Téa Leoni). Bertram decides that the best way to accomplish Frank’s project is to woo her himself… (Released 2nd March)

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