History Film / GhostTown

9th Feb '16 7:01:58 PM jaysonn260
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* RomanticComedy: Subverted hard. For a time, the movie progresses like a quirky but typical romantic comedy - Pincus meets Gwen while just trying to deal with her ex-husband, but falls in love with her, starts a relationship based on a lie and has to deal with her perfect boyfriend, etc. However, after the point where he has to reveal the truth the movie suddenly takes a hard right into being about ''Pincus'' becoming a better person rather than their relationship, with his treatment of Gwen being one consequence of that. In the end the movie leaves it entirely up in the air whether Pincus and Gwen get together or not.
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* RomanticComedy: Subverted hard.Subverted. For a time, the movie progresses like a quirky but typical romantic comedy - Pincus meets Gwen while just trying to deal with her ex-husband, but falls in love with her, starts a relationship based on a lie and has to deal with her perfect boyfriend, etc. However, after the point where he has to reveal the truth the movie suddenly takes a hard right into being about ''Pincus'' becoming a better person rather than their relationship, with his treatment of Gwen being one consequence of that. In the end the movie leaves it entirely up in the air whether Pincus and Gwen get together or not.
6th Dec '15 10:10:48 AM Morgenthaler
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Properly alligned the image.
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8th Nov '15 11:19:51 AM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* InsistentTerminology: Pincus was dead for ''a bit less'' than seven minutes.
3rd Nov '15 11:30:09 PM Fireblood
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* SimSimSalabim: Pincus seems to follow this mentality when asking fellow dentist Dr. Prashar for advice: -->'''Pincus:''' Dr. Prashar - you're from a... scary country, right? -->[pause] -->'''Dr. Prashar:''' I'm from India... -->'''Pincus:''' But, you're not... Christian, like us? -->[pause] -->'''Dr. Prashar:''' I'm a Hindu... -->'''Pincus:''' Yeah. So, um, how would you extract information from a hostile? -->'''Dr. Prashar:''' Well... as a... Hindu person... I would just... ask him... politely...
29th Sep '15 9:24:09 PM KnownUnknown
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* RomanticComedy: Subverted hard. For a time, the movie progresses like a quirky but typical romantic comedy - Pincus meets Gwen while just trying to deal with her ex-husband, but falls in love with her, starts a relationship based on a lie and has to deal with her perfect boyfriend, etc. However, after the point where he has to reveal the truth the movie suddenly takes a hard right into being about ''Pincus'' becoming a better person rather than their relationship, with his treatment of Gwen being one consequence of that. In the end the movie leaves it entirely up in the air whether Pincus and Gwen get together or not.

* UnfinishedBusiness: Why Walter is seeing all these ghosts. They all have some Unfinished Business that they needed to take care of--something that they didn't do or say. After Walter helps them, they disappear.
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* UnfinishedBusiness: Why Walter is seeing all these ghosts. They all have some Unfinished Business that they needed to take care of--something that they didn't do or say. After Walter helps them, they disappear. He eventually figures out that it typically has less to do with the ghost themselves and more with the people still living who won't let them go.
29th Sep '15 11:52:54 AM KnownUnknown
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* RomanticFalseLead: Played with. Gwen's new guy is an example of over the top perfection. Frank insists that he must be secretly evil, but it turns out to really be his jealousy and insecurity talking. After falling for her Pincus decides she doesn't really love him, and while they do break up we last see him [[spoiler: while saving Pincus' life]] he's attempting to reconcile with her. The last scenes don't confirm one way or another whether he and Gwen worked things out.
10th Aug '15 6:38:52 PM gallium
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* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath
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* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeathTakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: What happened to Frank. He narrowly misses getting his skull caved in by a falling air conditioner. While he's marveling about this, he's hit by a truck.
10th Aug '15 6:37:58 PM gallium
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* UnfinishedBusiness: Why Walter is seeing all these ghosts. They all have some Unfinished Business that they needed to take care of--something that they didn't do or say. After Walter helps them, they disappear.
31st Jul '15 12:18:09 PM gallium
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* Music/TheBeatles: "I'm Looking Through You" plays over the opening title sequence; this is a rare use of an original Beatle song in a film soundtrack as opposed to a cover version.
20th Nov '14 10:11:56 AM MauiWowie
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After suffering a near death experience during routine surgery, where he was technically dead for 7 minutes (a bit less), misanthropic dentist Bertram Pincus (Gervais) begins seeing the ghosts of people who died with unfinished business. When the ghosts realize that Pincus can see them, they begin following him around, asking for his help in crossing over. He, of course, does his best to ignore them all, but one ghost in particular finally get's his attention: Frank (Greg Kinnear), who believes that if he can get Pincus to prevent his widow, Gwen (Tea Leoni) from marrying a new guy that is completely wrong for her, he can finally cross over.
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After suffering a near death experience during routine surgery, where he was technically dead for 7 minutes (a bit less), misanthropic dentist Bertram Pincus (Gervais) begins seeing the ghosts of people who died with unfinished business. When the ghosts realize that Pincus can see them, they begin following him around, asking for his help in crossing over. He, of course, does his best to ignore them all, but one ghost in particular finally get's gets his attention: Frank (Greg Kinnear), who believes that if he can get Pincus to prevent his widow, Gwen (Tea Leoni) from marrying a new guy that is completely wrong for her, he can finally cross over.
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