Just Like Heaven
Just Like Heaven (2005)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 16, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2006
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Consensus: Delightfully sweet like a lollipop, Just Like Heaven is a dreamy romantic comedy that may give you a toothache when it attempts to broach difficult end of life issues by throwing a cherry on top.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

See two charming characters make beautiful music together.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Closer to hell, really.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Starts out glib and gimmicky but later digs surprisingly deep.

Stephanie Zacharek

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.

Cole Smithey

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's corny, it's somewhat predictable, but it's also very sweet, it's funny.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Director Mark Waters knows how to turn the gimmicky unknown into psychologically comic adventure, just as he did in 2003's Freaky Friday.

Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
It is fun watching a ghost who doesn't know they are a ghost. At one point, Reese was arguing that she was completely normal while her ghostly image is… More
Dead Angel
This was a funny and sweet movie. Although the story is a bit weird but it was entertaining as well. Especially the priest part.
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Witherspoons chin could probably kick my chins ass
Jennifer Xu
I still cry every time I watch this. I do think this movie is my guilty pleasure, if such a thing exists.
Bethany Murphy
Really cute film!
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