Over Her Dead Body

Over Her Dead Body

Jeff Lowell (2008)

90min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

When Henry's bride-to-be is killed in a tragic accident, he takes his sister's advice and visits a local psychic in a bid to come to terms with the sudden death. Love unexpectedly blossoms between the grieving man and his spiritualist helper, but his ex-fiancee's ghost is determined to put an abrupt end to their burgeoning relationship. Romantic comedy, starring Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd and Lake Bell. Edited for language and sexual content.

Cast & Crew

Kate Eva Longoria
Henry Paul Rudd
Ashley Clark Lake Bell
Dan Jason Biggs
Chloe Lindsay Sloane
Father Marks W Morgan Sheppard
Lona Wendi McLendon-Covey
Karen Ali Hillis
Director Jeff Lowell
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Edited for language and sexual references .Available on: DVDReleased on: 1 Feb 2008
Comedy Drama