Ah, that was a mighty fine thriller indeed.  And this is a mighty quick write up.

It was nothing spectacular really, but in terms of a thriller, it was pretty much near perfect in presentation.  Essentially, a ghost writer takes on the job of writing the British ex-prime minister’s autobiography after the previous writer was found dead.  Much mystery ensues, including finding out how the previous writer died, and discovering the truth about who the prime minister really is.  Everything is plausible, which is hard to get in a thriller nowadays, but Polanski does it well.  The acting is good, especially with McGregor carrying the central lead as the ghost writer.  Not one to miss.