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Just Like Heaven (2005)
IMDb Rating 6.9
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Reese Witherspoon Elizabeth Masterson
Mark Ruffalo David Abbott
Donal Logue Jack Houriskey
Dina Spybey Abby Brody (as Dina Waters)
Ben Shenkman Dr. Brett Rushton
Jon Heder Darryl
Ivana Milicevic Katrina
Caroline Aaron Grace
Rosalind Chao Fran
Ron Canada Dr. Walsh
Plot
Bad romantic comedies make you scoff at their absurdity; good ones make you wish your life was that absurd. Just Like Heaven is just smart and likable enough to trigger that wishing. David (Mark Ruffalo, Collateral, You Can Count On Me) finds an amazing apartment in San Francisco--only to discover it's haunted by the spirit of the previous tenant, an overachieving doctor named Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde, Election). There's something not quite right about Elizabeth's afterlife; against his better judgement, David agrees to help her investigate her life...but finds himself digging into his own as well. The plot takes a twist that some viewers will see coming, but Just Like Heaven doesn't rely on the surprise alone; the revelation takes the story in a new and just as entertaining direction. Witherspoon and Ruffalo are two of the best romantic leads around, but the surprise is how well their contrasting flavors (perky and moody, respectively) mesh, creating a sparky, engaging chemistry. Also featuring Dina Waters (Freaky Friday), Donal Logue (The Tao of Steve), Ben Shenkman (Angels in America), and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite). Crisply directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls), who carefully keeps the supernatural from getting silly and the romance from getting gooey. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Fantasy; Romance
Director Mark Waters (VIII); Mark Waters
Producer Laurie MacDonald; Walter F. Parkes
Writer Peter Tolan; Leslie Dixon
Studio DreamWorks Home Ent.
Country USA
Language Mandarin
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 95 mins
Movie Release Date 9/16/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 639
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/6/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 678149197327
Release Date 2/7/2006
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Making of Just Like Heaven
Meet The Cast
Deleted Scenes
Gag Reel
Links
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