Over Her Dead Body

  • 12
  • Jeff Lowell (2008)
  • US
  • 90 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
1 out of 5

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria Parker must have been desperate to take the lead in this pointless supernatural romantic comedy. She plays deceased bride-to-be Kate, who returns as a ghost to haunt psychic Ashley (Lake Bell) who is falling in love with her ex-fiancé Henry (Paul Rudd). The slight story couldn't be more contrived, the performances are flat (the worst culprit being Jason Biggs as Ashley's gay best friend), the direction (by first-timer Jeff Lowell) is lazy and the slapstick is just plain crude - a bedroom fart gag is a particular low in this Ghost and Mrs Muir wannabe. Because Rudd's character is a vet, the amusing animal card is continually played, too, but laughs still fail to materialise. There's nothing worse than a bungled comedy, but this just might be it.

Plot Summary

Comedy fantasy starring Eva Longoria and Paul Rudd. A bride-to-be who died on her wedding day returns in spirit form to scupper the developing romance between her ex-fiancé and a beautiful psychic.

Cast and crew

Cast

Kate
Eva Longoria
Henry
Paul Rudd
Ashley
Lake Bell
Dan
Jason Biggs
Chloe
Lindsay Sloane
Sculptor
Stephen Root
Lona
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Karen
Ali Hillis
Angel
Kali Rocha
Father Marks
Morgan Sheppard

Crew

Director
Jeff Lowell

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Edited for language and sexual references.
Available on DVD
Released 1 Feb 2008
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Entertainment in Video Ltd
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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