Ghost Town (David Koepp) -2008

Anti-social dentist Ricky Gervais can see dead people after a routine colonoscopy.  Unlike Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gervais does not want to help ghosts to find the light.  However, one of the ghosts (Greg Kinnear) talks him into helping his widowed wife (Tea Leoni).  This movie creates a new formula for a romantic comedy.  Boy meets girl.  Girl tells boy to get lost.  Boy identifies dental problem in girl's 5,000-year-old mummy.  Girl dumps handsome lawyer boy friend for short, moon-faced, loner dentist.  And then, everyone lived or died happily ever after. [JAM 3/5/2010]