R. P. Productions, Summit Entertainment

Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, James Belushi, Timothy Hutton, Tom Wilkinson, Eli Wallach, Olivia Williams

I must say before I watched this, I didn’t realize this was a Roman Polanski film.  That may have affected my decision to watch it.  But I did.  I must say this is a really great political thriller.  Kudos to the writer of the book, Robert Harris, for a fascinating story.  He says he conceived the concept over 15 years ago, but he brought it up to date very well.  It’s the story of a ghost writer who is hired to complete the memoirs of a British Prime Minister who’s previous ghost writer suddenly died under mysterious circumstances.  Was it a suicide or a horrible accident? 

As  “The Ghost” (Ewan McGregor) digs into the task, things start to get really strange.  Then things go from bad to worse.  The more he finds out, the more in danger he is.   There is a great deal of double crossing, treachery, high speed chases, scares, thrills, and twists and turns as the plot develops.  Don’t let anyone tell you the ending, as it’s quite ironic.  It’s different from the book, and I think a lot better ending.

“The Ghost” ends up in a very awkward position, with no one he can trust.  The thrills are real, and it’s very up to date in the story, right out of today’s headlines.  And the suspense and mystery is very real.

I have to say I really enjoyed this very much, and in the end I am glad I saw it.



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