Movie Review: Just Like Heaven.

26 02 2006


When David sublets his quaint San Francisco apartment, the last thing he expects–or wants–is a roommate. He begins to make a complete mess of the place when a pretty young woman, named Elizabeth, suddenly shows up, adamantly insisting the apartment is hers.

David assumes that there’s been a giant misunderstanding, until Elizabeth disappears just as mysteriously as she had 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 that 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.

I can’t say enough sweet things about this movie, because this was one of the sweetest movies I saw last year and I was uber excited to get the DVD last week. I watched this with the sick niece and while I didn’t cry this time around, the niece did and when I looked over and counted 12 tissues sitting in front of her, I couldn’t help but laugh.

This movie is about Elizabeth the workaholic who is all work and no play and one night she gets into this really bad car accident on her way to her sister’s house and she’s in a coma. David sublets her apartment and starts to think he’s going crazy when Elizabeth’s spirit takes up residence right alongside him. A love story errupts from their time spent arguing over exactly “who’s” apartment it is and really it was just so sweet to see these two go at it.

Mark Ruffalo is a total stud in this movie, I always get little movie crushes on him whenever he stars in a chick flick, LOVED him as Matty in 13 Going on 30 and my crush came back with this movie. I love him! Reese Witherspoon did a great job in this movie too, it was just so much fun to see the chemistry between these two on screen, they did a really good job with this movie and I totally recommend this movie to all you chick flick lovers, this is a good one!

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