Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Ricky Gervais finds out that he "died a little bit" in Ghost Town (Paramount)
Ricky Gervais is a funny man. The British comedian first gained attention by making us squirm and laugh at the daily horrors of the workplace in the original version of The Office . Then he mined Hollywood for savage humor with Extras , a grunt's eye view of the film industry. But Hollywood has been slow to tap into his talent, granting him only a few unchallenging supporting roles. Ghost Town (opening September 19 throughout San Diego), however, finally rewards him with his first starring role and in a romantic comedy no less.