Ghost Town is Gervais’ first North American staring role (though he previously had memorable supporting roles in films such as Night at the Museum, and Stardust). I do have to say that he picked a bit of a generic and formulaic film.
I have to say that Gervais was quite funny and if it wasn’t for him, this would have been just another romantic comedy with a supernatural theme that I would have otherwise skipped (i.e. Just Like Heaven).
In summary, it was a fair film and I hope Gervais picks something better next time.