YMMV / Ghost Town

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: When Pincus's co-worker gives him a motivational talk about not being "such a fucking prick" all of the time. Not only does this get him out of the slump he was in, but it convinces him to finally start trying to help the ghosts out.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Pincus finally helping out the ghosts, including, by extension, one of his patients; one of the ghosts is her dead husband, explaining her talkative nature—she's lonely.
  • Tear Jerker: Doubles with a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming when Pincus reveals to a worker that the deaths of two of his co-workers wasn't his fault.
    • The dead father trying to convince Pincus to find his son's lost toy dog, since the poor kid lost the dog around when the dad died and mentally linked the two. And then, it turns out the boy's mother was one of Pincus's patients, who we'd seen being completely dismissive of earlier. Seeing him actually being nicer to her is a very happy Tear Jerker.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: While you're meant to be sympathetic towards the ghosts' plight (being ignored and wanting to talk to their loved ones), their inital attitide towards Pincus isn't exactly encouraging; instead if asking what his deal is with seeing them, most of them immediately launch into asking for favours from him. Granted it doesn't help when Pincus ran away at first, but it escalates when they go to his apartment in the middle of the night and wake him up so he can help them. (Again, they're there cause of Greg Kinnear who told them where Pincus lived). In what world did they think that would work? Waking someone up so he can do all these favours for you? Not one ghost actually tries to talk to Pincus about anything rather than what he can do for them. For the first half of the film, you can't bit help agree somewhat with Pincus's whole attitude to them all ('Leave me alone.')