Just Like Heaven 2005

Just Like Heaven

Critics 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.

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David (Mark Ruffalo) is a recently widowed architect moving into a new apartment in San Francisco. But the apartment isn't entirely empty; it's haunted by the ghost of a woman named Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon). And although Elizabeth can't remember much about her life, she's convinced that she isn't really dead. While David recruits Darryl (Jon Heder), an absent-minded psychic, to get to the bottom of Elizabeth's identity, he and Elizabeth begin to fall in love.

Cast & Crew

Reese Witherspoon
Elizabeth Martinson
Mark Ruffalo
David Abbott
Donal Logue
Jack Houriskey
Ben Shenkman
Brett Rushton
Peter Tolan
Screenwriter
Leslie Dixon
Screenwriter
Marc Levy
Writer (Novel)
Cary White
Production Designer
David B. Householter
Executive Producer
Daryn Okada
Cinematographer
Bruce Green
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Critic Reviews for Just Like Heaven

All Critics (151) | Top Critics (32) | Fresh (83) | Rotten (68)

  • ... it is refreshing to see a love story played out with sincerity.

    December 13, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • See two charming characters make beautiful music together.

    September 28, 2005 | Full Review…

    Andrew Sarris

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  • Starts out glib and gimmicky but later digs surprisingly deep.

    September 24, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • It's corny, it's somewhat predictable, but it's also very sweet, it's funny.

    September 19, 2005
  • Closer to hell, really.

    September 16, 2005 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    September 16, 2005

Audience Reviews for Just Like Heaven

  • Jul 17, 2014
    How much you like this film depends on how much you like Reece Witherspoon. Her character can be quite annoying here but I suppose that's the point. You grow to like her as Ruffalo does. The film plays a little like 'Ghost Town' and 'Cardiac Arrest' but will a little twist this time as the two souls are obviously destined to fall in love. The whole thing is very sweet and Ruffalo and Witherspoon make a nice couple. If you want a sweet romantic comedy you'll probably like this. However it may be a bit sickly for some.
    David S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 16, 2012
    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 L Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2012
    Just Like Heaven may not be a movie with an intelligent screenplay, topnotch direction, and superb acting, but it still managed to touch my heart and show me how good it is to fall in love.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Oct 07, 2011
    There are moments of surprise, it's really cute, not a bad choice if you are desperate or lonely :D
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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