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(Via Rolling Stone)Rolling Stone said:
Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni
The fall movie season achieves comic liftoff thanks to Ricky Gervais, a master of deadpan hilarity playing a dentist who sees dead people. If you don't know Gervais from the original Brit TV version of The Office or HBO's Extras, then you are an idiot and deserve root-canal surgery without Novocain. Wait,I'm starting to sound like Bertram Pincus, the Scrooge in a dental smock for whom hell is other people. (Listen, he does live in Manhattan.) When a colonoscopy gone wrong gives Bertram a taste of death, he wakes up with ghosts popping up every which way demanding things from him. It's Sartre's No Exit played for laughs.Cheers to David Koepp, who writes blockbusters (Indy 4,Spider-Man), directs occultish thrillers (Secret Window,Stir of Echoes) and finds a beguiling comfort zone...
Rating: 3 Stars