Just Like Heaven
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A couple who live on different sides of the divide of life and death discover just how many boundaries love can cross in this romantic comic fantasy. Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon) is a hardworking and dedicated medical resident who, after 20 hours on duty, is heading home when she falls asleep at the wheel of her car and is involved in a fatal auto accident. Several weeks later, a man named David (Mark Ruffalo) takes over the lease on Elizabeth's apartment, but he discovers that she hasn't quite vacated the building. Elizabeth's body may be dead, but her spirit is still quite… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"See two charming characters make beautiful music together."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Closer to hell, really."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Just Like Heaven is a typical romantic comedy that stumbles on the problems of being not particularly funny or interesting. It could have been truly heartwarming, but is so heavy handed here that the final result is merely sentimental pap."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"One of the best times I've had at the movies in a while. It's not perfect. It's not very deep. But it's a whole lot of fun and even a little moving."
‑ Carolyn Arends, Christianity Today
"Like a romantic comedy Chinese dinner. You watch it, and an hour later you are hungry again for a romantic comedy."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Starts out glib and gimmicky but later digs surprisingly deep."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Just Like Heaven is really nothing more than your standard love-from-beyond-the-grave squishfest (even though the heroine isn't actually dead) done up in the dumb bonnet-and-bloomers get-up of contemporary romantic comedy."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Just Like Heaven" perpetuates the Frisco curse that not one great movie has been made in the hilly city since Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo in 1958."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"While the picture adheres to romantic-comedy formula, it's not entirely formulaic, and the actors, who appear to be having fun, give it a bright and undeniable appeal."
‑ Kurt Loder, MTV
"There's also strong support from Donal Logue (as David's best friend Jack) and Jon Heder, who proves there's life after Napoleon Dynamite with an amusing comic turn as a supernatural bookseller who agrees to help David."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"It's corny, it's somewhat predictable, but it's also very sweet, it's funny."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Director Mark Waters knows how to turn the gimmicky unknown into psychologically comic adventure, just as he did in 2003's Freaky Friday."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Kudos to Witherspoon and Ruffalo for generating enough screen chemistry to insure a teary-eyed finale that'll make you forget the fact that you're watching a shameless rip-off."
‑ Kam Williams, Princeton Town Topics
"Um filminho simpático protagonizado por dois atores carismáticos. E, ainda assim, não é um bom sinal que eu esteja utilizando a palavra 'filminho' para descrevê-lo."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"There are parts of the film that engage and others that are just plain silly. Pity. With a better script, Just Like Heaven just might have been a winner."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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