Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Ghost Writer

Two thumbs way, way down. I'd give it more thumbs down if I had more thumbs. I definitely do not recommend this one. I'd seen a trailer, and thought Matt would like this suspense film. It . . . was . . . so . . . s . . . l . . . o . . . w!

Here's a spoiler breakdown for you:

The former prime minister of England (Pierce Brosnan) is writing his memoirs. He has a ghost writer helping him with it, but that guy ends up dead. A new ghost writer is hired (Ewan McGregor), and then Brosnan's character is accused of war crimes. McGregor's character finds that the memoirs have some lies, and he tries to get to the bottom of them. His life is in jeopardy. The prime minister is shot and killed, and then the memoir gets published. Then the ghost writer finally puts things together at the release party and realizes that the widow was a CIA agent, and she was influencing the prime minister's decisions (including the war crime actions). And then he walks out of the release party and is hit by a car and that's the end of the show. It felt like three hours, but apparently it was just over two. I was reading for the last half or so, occasionally looking up to see what was happening. I wasn't even sure what the point was. The ending was so abrupt, and since the only person who knew the truth was killed at the end, there was no resolution.


Rorie said...

Well, that just sounds...wonderful. No wonder I've never heard of it. :)