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Just like Heaven

  • Drama
  • 2005
  • Mark Waters (1)
  • 90 mins
  • PG

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Director Mark Waters followed up his caustic 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Dr Elizabeth MastersonReese Witherspoon
David AbbottMark Ruffalo
Jack HouriskeyDonal Logue
Abby BrodyDina Waters
Dr Brett RushtonBen Shenkman
DarrylJon Heder
KatrinaIvana Milicevic
FranRosalind Chao

Crew

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DirectorMark Waters (1)

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2005-12-30
Language
English
Guidance
edited for language
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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