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A 2008 film starring Creator/RickyGervais.

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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!!The film contains examples of the following Tropes:

* BackFromTheDead: Luckily for Pincus, [[spoiler: he doesn't have to stay a ghost for long]].
* 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.
* BigApplesauce
* DepravedDentist: While certainly not the worst kind, Pincus wasn't winning any awards for his misanthropy.
* HilariousOuttakes: It's ''Ricky Gervais''. That is all.
** Oh, and there's ''bouncing dog shit''.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The reason that Frank finally gets to leave.
* JacobMarleyApparel: The ghosts can't change their clothes from what they died in. Or put on any clothes if they died naked.
* JerkAss: Pincus originally embodies this trope, before showing his true colors as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Pincus is being chased by a bunch of ghosts, accompanied by lively chase music; then they run past the street violinist who is providing it.
** Later in the movie, he's coming clean to another character about the whole I See Dead People thing and the camera pans away to reveal that the drum music in the BGM is being played by a guy on a nearby park bench.
* LoveTriangle: A somewhat strange example, considering one of the three is dead.
** Also technically a "love quadrangle" if you count Gwen's new guy.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The naked ghost.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer for this film makes the other "ghosts" into much more of the plot than they actually are. Aside from Frank of course, they're just there to mark Pincus's CharacterDevelopment.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Did you ever think about not being ''such a fucking prick'' all the time?"
* RunningGag: Every time someone walks through a ghost, they sneeze. This gets cranked UpToEleven when Pincus must traverse an entire room full of ghosts, trying to get away from them all.
* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath
* UndignifiedDeath: Pincus acquired his ability to see the dead due to a near-death experience... during a colonoscopy.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What ''was'' the deal with the naked guy?
** OutWithABang?
** It could also be a NoodleIncident...
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