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Just Like Heaven (Widescreen Edition)
Just Like Heaven
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Waters, Ben Shenkman
Director: Mark Waters
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG-13     2006     1hr 35min

Elizabeth is a workaholic doctor who is way too busy for a life. One night, she gets into a car accident and becomes stuck between heaven and earth. David is a lonely architect who rents her old apartment and thinks he's c...  more »

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Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Waters, Ben Shenkman
Director: Mark Waters
Creators: David B. Householter, Laurie MacDonald, Marc Levy, Veronica Brooks, Leslie Dixon, Peter Tolan
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Dreamworks Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/07/2006
Original Release Date: 09/16/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 09/16/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 66
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Juan G. from AURORA, IL
Reviewed on 9/6/2016...
It was an ok movie to watch.
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 3/29/2014...
I think Mark Ruffalo can work with anyone. They both did such a good job. One of my favorites. Awesome! In my library!
Tony C. (elviszappa)
Reviewed on 7/18/2012...
I've seen "Just Like Heaven" a couple of times. The first time I was a bit frustrated by the story, but I enjoyed it. The second time, I liked it better but don't expect "Casablanca" here.

It is not your typical romantic comedy. The story requires quite a bit of suspension of disbelief, but it is entertaining. I'm not a big fan of Mark Ruffalo, and he has all of the charisma of a coma victim in this film. Reese is good as always.

Probably not for everyone, but a fun little modern day B-movie.
Reviewed on 4/27/2012...
Cute, funny and heartwarming, this clever story is never dull. Reese and Mark are always worth watching, and this is an excellent vehicle for their fine talents. It's a keeper!

Movie Reviews

Amazing... (it's better than the book!)
Ashley Quinn | IL United States | 09/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What a wonderful movie. After a summer full of dull blockbuster, shoot 'em up, aliens attacking, superhero flicks, I was sooooo ready for the fall fare, and Just Like Heaven is the perfect way to start. Reese Witherspoon is, well, heavenly and altogether lovely, but Mark Ruffalo truly impressed me. And, for the Napoleon Dynamite fans, Jon Heder makes an appearance as an occult bookstore attendent. This character is probably what Napoleon would be doing 10 years down the road. Napoleon aside (please don't see this movie just for him!), this is a very sweet, fun, and surprising romantic comedy.

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!!!"
Just Like Heaven
Kelly | Littleton, Colorado | 04/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"David Abbott has lost everything - his job, his home, and most importantly his wife. He has just been simply existing and drinking excessively to help cover the pain. David has been looking for a furnished home in San Francisco to rent, and quite by accident stumbles upon the perfect temporary solution. He is happy with his choice, and the prospect of moving in until he sees a woman who is insisting she is the owner. David wants her gone, but she makes it clear that she isn't going anywhere until she figures out what is going on. Together they try to put the pieces together, and discover that she is Elizabeth Masterson. Unfortunately they also discover that Dr. Masterson was in a horrific auto accident. As they seek answers, they also become closer and closer.

This is a terrific predictable romantic movie. Reece Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo are wonderful together. They give such a great performance!
Much Better than I Expected
Patricia McGuire | Princeton NJ | 05/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I didn't like the previews for this one: They made it look like a ghost story. It is much more than that.

The problem with the previews was that they couldn't show you what the film ultimately was about without spoiling. I won't tell you either except to say that the film takes a turn at one point and changes direction. It becomes as good of a romantic comedy as has ever been made.

The story is about a widower (Mark Ruffalo) who seems to be haunted by the ghost of a prior tenant, a workaholic hospital intern played by Reese Witherspoon. But when we find out what is really going, it changes to heart-wrenching high drama.