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When a gifted ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) is hired to write the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), he quickly finds himself trapped in a web of political and sexual intrigue. Lang is implicated in a scandal over his administration's harsh tactics, and as the ghostwriter digs into the politician's past, he discovers secrets that threaten to jeopardize international relations forever. Co-starring Olivia Williams and Kim Cattrall, it is a taut and shocking thriller from acclaimed director Roman Polanski (The Pianist).
An Interview with Roman Polanski,
The Ghost Writer: Fiction or Reality?,
The Cast of The Ghost Writer
Oscar-winning director Roman Polanksi (The Pianist) teams up with author-screenwriter Robert Harris (Enigma) for this twisty political thriller. Ewan McGregor plays an unnamed ghostwriter who signs on to pen the memoirs of former British prime minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan). The money is good, but there's a catch: the ghost's predecessor perished under mysterious circumstances (his body washed up on the shore in an apparent suicide). Being the adventurous sort, the ghost puts that information aside and travels to Lang's austere compound on Martha's Vineyard, where he meets Lang's efficient personal secretary, Amelia (Kim Cattrall, good but for an inconsistent accent), and acerbic wife, Ruth (An Education's Olivia Williams). Just as he's wading through Lang's dull text, the PM's ex-cabinet minister accuses him of handing over suspected terrorists to the CIA, fully aware that torture would be on the agenda. The next thing the ghost knows, he's working for a possible war criminal, and the deeper he digs, the more convinced he becomes that Lang is lying about his past. After exchanging a few words with a sharp-eyed old man (Eli Wallach) and a tight-lipped professor (Tom Wilkinson), he realizes his life may also be at risk. Then, while Lang hits the road to proclaim his innocence, the ghost gets to know Ruth better--much better. If the conclusion feels a little glib, Polanksi tightens the screws with skill, McGregor enjoys his best role in years, and Williams proves she's fully prepared to carry a movie of her own. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
I love this movie, and had accidentally deleted it from my recorded items. I was hoping it would come back on one of the movie channels, and I could record it again, but in the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Judy Smith
Brilliant film on multiple layers.The corruption depicted is endemic on both sides of the pond. I must admit that I saw so little on the release in the US that I am surprised I... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Santeria
LOL, what a hit piece of tripe, think Polanski was pissed the US actually tried to extradite him back for pedophile rape? Looks that way.Published 13 days ago by Demosthenes
Loved the location and the house where this was shot. Then I learned that the views out of the windows in the house were all done with green screen techniques. Read morePublished 23 days ago by M. Miles
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Yeah, I picked up the Canadian version. Sooo worth it!
Sep 27, 2012 by paper tiger | See all 2 posts
|Another Stinking *ss Flipper Disc, UGH!!!||
I didn't order this for the same reason.
They can do what they want; companies should try to maximize profit. But they won't get my money for a flipper disc.
Jul 30, 2010 by Elo | See all 11 posts