Just like Heaven

Just like Heaven

Mark Waters (1) (2005)

PG Certificate


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Director Mark Waters follows up high-school comedy Mean Girls with this romantic tale that evokes memories of Ghost and Truly Madly Deeply. Reese Witherspoon stars as Elizabeth, a workaholic emergency doctor who is involved in a serious car crash and wakes up - apparently dead - back in her own home. Not realising her predicament, Elizabeth takes exception to the apartment's handsome new occupant, David (Mark Ruffalo), a man struggling to get over the loss of his wife. This fresh if somewhat bumpy look at the course of true love benefits from its stunning San Francisco backdrop, while Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) is perfectly cast as the local bookshop psychic. Although Waters is noted for bringing out the comic in otherwise difficult situations, here he shows his flair for the dramatic, investing the story with a suitably melancholic tone as the disembodied Elizabeth and the emotionally damaged David fall in love.


A doctor is involved in a car crash and awakens in her own apartment in spirit form. However, the spectral medic is surprised to discover someone else is already living there. But as she comes to terms with the situation, she begins to fall in love with her very much alive cohabitant. Romantic fantasy, starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo.

Cast & Crew

Dr Elizabeth Masterson Reese Witherspoon
David Abbott Mark Ruffalo
Jack Houriskey Donal Logue
Abby Brody Dina Waters
Dr Brett Rushton Ben Shenkman
Darryl Jon Heder
Katrina Ivana Milicevic
Fran Rosalind Chao
Director Mark Waters (1)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Some swearing.Available on: DVDReleased on: 30 Dec 2005