The Ghost Writer

Wednesday, July 17 th, 2019 at 00:07 am 

The Ghost Writer – Movie Review


An unremarkable ghost-writer has landed a lucrative contract to redact the memoirs of Adam Lang, the former UK Prime Minister. After dominating British politics for years, Lang has retired with his wife to the USA. He lives on an island, in luxurious, isolated premises complete with a security detail and a secretarial staff. Soon, Adam Lang gets embroiled in a major scandal with international ramifications that reveals how far he was ready to go in order to nurture UK’s “special relationship” with the USA. But before this controversy has started, before even he has closed the deal with the publisher, the ghost-writer gets unmistakable signs that the turgid draft he is tasked to put into shape inexplicably constitutes highly sensitive material.


The Ghost Writer by Roman Polanski; has Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrell and Olivia Williams in it, and feels like it could be pulled  from the headlines today.  A Tony Blair like character has somebody ghost writing his memoirs, and what we see is the bad guys who are trying to stop what’s going on here. I really liked this movie a lot. It’s got good acting in it. It’s got certain amount of thrills in it. A really good cast, so I’ll give it four stars.