The Ghost Writer (Polanski, 2010)

The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski, 2010)

I would have ate this up 6 or 7 years ago. Even now I couldn’t help but find this very entertaining. The film is a murder mystery based around a ghost writer for an ex-British prime minister, Adam Lang. The ghost writer is hired to replace a previous writer who drowned while writing the book. Yes, there is some suspension of disbelief involved to enjoy this movie. And, no, there are no real marvelous technical features outside of some nice beach-on-a-hazy-day shots, and an architecturally impressive house. But it’s just plain fun watching Ewan McGregor do his best Cary Grant (I kept thinking of North by Northwest for some reason.), becoming involved in something more serious than he ever anticipated.  7.25/10


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