Film
GHOSTBUSTERS
, Dir.
GHOSTBUSTERS

The premise of GHOSTBUSTERS is one of those concepts that seems too ridiculous to ever make it past a studio executive. The pitch must have gone something like, "See, there's this group of professors, and they study paranormal activity, but then when they lose their funding, they decide to go into business capturing ghosts. And then this god decides to take over a New York City apartment building and wreak havoc. Oh, and there's a giant marshmallow man involved." What probably sold the movie wasn't the story but rather the cast, an embarrassment of comedic riches that includes Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver. Ivan Reitman's film reads like a love letter to New York, and the perfect mix of ridiculous situations and dry humor ensures that bustin' still makes me feel good. (Sarah Pitre)

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