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Reese is Elizabeth, a dedicated doctor who scarcely makes time for herself. About fifteen minutes into the film, she's in a terrible car accident... flash forward three months later. David (Ruffalo) is looking for a furnished apartment to sublet. He just can't seem to find one with a comfortable enough couch, until that is, a piece of paper keeps flying at him in the street, advertising a fully furnished apartment. The couch is perfect, so he quickly moves in and begins his nightly drink-fest. But soon after he begins seeing the spirit of Elizabeth, who tells him that the apartment is hers. Together, they discover what truly has become of Elizabeth (I'm not telling!) and how to get things back to normal.
There are lots of surprising twists in this movie, and I had already read the book. The premise is the same, but this movie reveals a lot of missed opportunities on the author's (Marc Levy's) part. Witherspoon and Ruffalo are wonderful together, a perfect romantic comedy match. Ruffalo actually almost had me crying when he finally reveals the root of his depression to Elizabeth. What a fun movie! Just suspend any disbelief you may have and just have fun! That's what this movie is for! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
This is a terrific predictable romantic movie. Reece Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo are wonderful together. They give such a great performance!
Meanwhile, David Abbott (Mark Ruffalo) is looking for a furnished apartment with a comfortable couch. He's running out of options until a flier for a sub-lease flies across his path. It's perfect, and David is excited about moving in.
Until he sees Elizabeth in his apartment. She insists she lives there and he is the one trespassing. When she appears and disappears, David decides she's a spirit and tries everything he can to get rid of her. When that doesn't work, he agrees to help her find out who she is so she can get peace and leave him alone.
The pieces begin falling into place, but by then, David and Elizabeth have grown beyond their initial dislike and enjoy each other's company. Will the truth about Elizabeth be good news or bad news?
I went into this movie expecting a light romantic comedy, and there are some very funny moments, especially at the beginning as David and Elizabeth must come to grips with each other. However, as the movie progressed, the story grew more serious. I was amazed at how much I grew to care for the characters. The scene where David thinks Elizabeth is out of his life choked me up, and I did need tissue for the climax.
The story itself is basically predictable. Several major plot points are obvious long before they happen. However, there was a twist or two I didn't see coming. And the movie has some themes worth thinking over after it ends.
The movie is carried by the leads. Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo do a great job in their rolls.Read more ›
While Reese Witherspoon's foray into the literary classic masterpiece 'Vanity Fair' in 2004, might have left audiences and fans divided, maybe even killed her career depending on how you view this previous film of hers. I however think otherwise. No matter what one thinks on Reese's other film what's important is this. Reese Witherspoon returns to a more familiar film role certain to gain more fans, and keep the dedicated forever on cloud nine. A romantic comedy with an intriguing dynamic that I know Reese enjoyed and equally challenging.
The film 'Just Like Heaven' directed by Mark Waters (Freaky Friday, 'Mean Girls'), does a fabulous book adaption more then enough justice. It really goes beyond the written word, and hurls the movie into a whole new dimention with delightful results. The film compaired to the book is faithful, but here's why the film is better. There are more characters, more story, a better interaction between the living and dead and most importantly for me is one fact. If you discovered you could see someone what would you do with them? The film goes into this where the book didn't really satisy me in this respect.
With television and film studios really embracing the existence of spirits on earth after death, with prime examples being Allison's DuBois 'Medium' for older viewers, and Jennifer Love Hewitt's 'Ghost Whisperer' for younger viewers primarily. It would be unwise to amount this film as just more fancy fluff. This film has more spirit then your average film.
Near the end of the film some girls remarked "Oh you can't be serious!Read more ›
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Old one finally wore out so had to purchase another for my library. One of my favorites rom coms !Published 6 days ago by Paulette E. Day
Great movie! I loved the concept and the new ideas. Original writing and the actors did a very convincing job.Published 7 days ago by Roberta K Rude
My daughter's favorite movie. She's 16. I also love it. Funny, romantic,entertaining. Loved it.Published 20 days ago by fifi
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