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Elizabeth appears at David's apartment and insists the apartment is hers. She is also convinced that she is a ghost and David tries to help her cross over to the "other side." But Elizabeth is equally convinced that she is somehow still alive. As Elizabeth and David search for the truth, their relationship deepens into love.
Romantic Comedy - This a light romantic comedy with supernatural elements. What you
see in the commercials is what you get: laughs, tears, all around
sweetness with stars Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo. Napoleon
Dynamite fans may be disappointed by the small size of Jon
PROFANITY: 2 S-words, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief non-sexual nudity; verbal sex humor. VIOLENCE: A punch and a tackle. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Very frequent alcohol. ACTION: One big foot chase. COMEDY: Verbal and physical humor; some suggestive dialogue.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Below Average Just Like Heaven tries to be an unholy union of Ghost and All of Me, and the result is rarely humorous, rarely romantic, and rarely affecting.
Roger EbertFull Review Good These are two of the sweetest actors in the movies, and sweetness is what they give their characters in 'Just Like Heaven.' There is not a mean bone in their bodies, and not a dark moment in the movie, unless of course you take the plot seriously, in which case it is deeply tragic.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average This is an extreme variation on what screenwriters used to call 'meeting cute' — and by this time, you'll know whether you want to bail. Ruffalo can see this apparition, but no one else can, and much of the comedy this hook generates is expendable.
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We collected 192 moviegoer opinions. GREAT OPINIONS! Virtually everyone LOVED "Just Like Heaven," including the guys. I can highly recommend this movie to everyone. It's a great date movie. Don't miss "Just Like Heaven."
When David (Mark Ruffalo) rented his quaint San Francisco apartment, the last
thing he expected—or wanted—was a roommate. He had only begun to make a
complete mess of the place when a pretty but decidedly controlling young woman
named Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon) suddenly shows up, adamantly insisting the
apartment is hers. David assumes there's been a giant misunderstanding…until
Elizabeth disappears as mysteriously as she appeared. Changing the locks does
nothing to deter Elizabeth, who begins to appear and disappear at will—mostly
to rebuke David for his personal living habits in her apartment.
Convinced she is a ghost, David tries to help Elizabeth cross over to the
"other side." But while Elizabeth has discovered she does have a distinctly
ethereal quality—she can walk through walls—she is equally convinced that
she is somehow still alive and isn't crossing over anywhere. As Elizabeth and
David search for the truth about who Elizabeth is and how she came to be in her
present state, their relationship deepens into love.
Unfortunately, they have very little time before their prospects for a future
together permanently fade away.