Just Like Heaven (2005)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Peter Tolan, Leslie Dixon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 7, 2006
Box Office: $48.3M
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Critic Reviews for Just Like Heaven

All Critics (160) | Top Critics (37)

See two charming characters make beautiful music together.

Full Review… | September 28, 2005
New York Observer
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 29, 2011

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.

Full Review… | June 15, 2009

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.

Full Review… | May 28, 2007
Princeton Town Topics

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.

September 25, 2006
Christianity Today

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.

Full Review… | February 7, 2006

Audience Reviews for Just Like Heaven

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 being split in half by the dining room table.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Witherspoons chin could probably kick my chins ass

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

Really cute film!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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