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Dr. Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) is an arrogant jerk who prefers no company but his own. That is why the dentist is so angry when, after surviving a near-death experience, he can suddenly see ghosts. Hoping a good deed will exorcise these apparitions, he agrees to help Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear), a spirit trying to break off his widow's (Tea Leoni) impending marriage. However, the favor may kill him first.
Why Is Ghost Town Rated PG-13?
Ghost Town is rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references.
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The use of two strong sexual expletives and a host of other profanities, sexual innuendos and crude nicknames are an unfortunate distraction from this lively story about ghosts. Bertram’s insular and narrow-minded view of other ethnic, cultural and religious practices are also played for humor. Along with the theme of an adulterous spouse, sexual content involves brief jokes about hookers, porn films and the sex trade. A prolonged discussion of a mummified male sexual organ and the depiction of a naked ghost (without explicit nudity) are also included. Violent meetings between a bus and a pedestrian take place on screen—although shocking no blood or gore is shown. Conversations about death and medical procedures frequent the film. Social drinking is portrayed, as is a brief scene of health care workers smoking. Following a difficult break-up, a man begs another doctor for prescription drugs to deal with his feelings.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Release Date: 30 December 2008
Ghost Town materializes on DVD and Blu-ray with the following skeletons in its closet: an audio commentary with director David Koep and actor Ricky Gervais, a making-of Ghost Town, a look at the film’s Ghostly Effects, and the featurette Some People Can Do It. The DVD comes with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish. The Blu-ray disc offers audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.