Over Her Dead Body

Over Her Dead Body

Jeff Lowell (2008)

12 Certificate


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.


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