Eva Longoria Parker (TV s Desperate Housewives) stars in this devilishly funny romantic comedy about holding onto the ones you love...even after you re gone. When Kate (Longoria Parker) is killed by an ice sculpture on her wedding day, her fiancé Henry (Paul Rudd, Knocked Up) gives up on romance until he falls for the beautiful psychic (Lake Bell, TV s Boston Legal) who s supposed to be helping him move on. But Kate s not having it, and she s going to do whatever it takes to send their budding relationship six-feet-under.
Eva Longoria Parker (Desperate Housewives) plays a woman named Kate who gets crushed by an ice sculpture on her wedding day and comes back from the dead to make sure her fiance, Henry (Paul Rudd) never finds love with anyone else. Unfortunately for Kate, Henry's sister has dragged him to see Ashley (Lake Bell, Surface), a psychic who revives Henry's will to romance. Ashley is the only person who can see Kate--a fact that Kate uses to her advantage and makes Ashley's life miserable. Over Her Dead Body wants to be a classic screwball comedy in the vein of Topper. It's packed with clever touches and comic setups--and if the plot never quite reaches the lunatic pitch Over Her Dead Body is reaching for, the movie's basic goodheartedness may leave you in a forgiving mood. Longoria Parker, whose charms may be better suited to television, doesn't quite have the crackle her roles demands (the movie was originally subtitled Ghost Bitch), but Rudd and Bell have a nice combative rapport that recalls the verbal sparring of movie couples in the 1930s. Jason Biggs and Lindsay Sloane (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) provide nifty supporting performances. All in all, Over Her Dead Body never fully gels, but there's some definite fun to be had as it bounces along. --Bret Fetzer --Amazon.com