MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 122 this week

Just Like Heaven (2005)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 73,854 users   Metascore: 47/100
Reviews: 257 user | 142 critic | 31 from Metacritic.com

A lonely landscape architect falls for the spirit of the beautiful woman who used to live in his new apartment.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 15 Oct 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 22 Dec 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 03 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 44 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Just Like Heaven" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Just Like Heaven (2005)

Just Like Heaven (2005) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Just Like Heaven.

User Polls

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young woman with a Southern background runs away from her husband in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite.

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A 13 year old girl plays a game on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30 year old woman.

Director: Gary Winick
Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer
Penelope (2006)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will love her faithfully."

Director: Mark Palansky
Stars: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Reese Witherspoon
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.

Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair
Just My Luck (2006)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Samaire Armstrong
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment. Stuart finds a space near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time.... See full summary »

Director: James Mangold
Stars: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Elle Woods heads to Washington D.C. to join the staff of a congresswoman in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Bob Newhart
Serendipity (2001)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.

Director: Peter Chelsom
Stars: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

Director: McG
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

Director: P.J. Hogan
Stars: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Abby (as Dina Waters)
...
Brett
...
...
...
...
...
...
Maitre D'
...
...
...
Billy Beck ...
Edit

Storyline

Elizabeth Masterson, a dedicated doctor in San Francisco, had almost no time for anything. When her sister with two kids set her up on a date, she gets into a tragic car crash and gets in a coma. Meanwhile, a landscape architect named David Abbott moves into San Francisco and coincidentally, into Elizabeth's apartment for rent. While at the apartment, Elizabeth's spirit haunts him. She doesn't remember who she is, who her family is, and what she did - All that she remembered was her apartment and where everything was. To settle the arguments, David agrees to figure out who Elizabeth really is. When they get close to figuring out who she is, they eventually find love with one another and as they finally know who she really is, they learn that fate really has put them both together. Written by kayleigh

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Love will bring you back See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

16 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

If Only It Were True  »

Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$598,973 (Australia) (6 January 2006)

Gross:

£5,054,262 (UK) (20 January 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During some scenes and rehearsals, the director had Mark Ruffalo wear an earpiece to receive his lines from Reese Witherspoon who was not on the set, replicating the situation depicted in the film, where David has to relay Elizabeth's messages to the others who cannot see or hear her. See more »

Goofs

There are inconsistencies in what material objects Elizabeth can(not) touch or pick up. Since she is a fantasy character, she can do whatever the writers say she can do. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nurse Maria: Elizabeth...
Elizabeth Masterson: How long was I out?
Nurse Maria: Um, about six minutes.
Elizabeth Masterson: Thanks, I'll be right there.
Nurse Maria: OK, I'll be outside.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jon Heder/Ashlee Simpson (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Lust for Life
Written by David Bowie & Iggy Pop
Performed by Kay Hanley
Produced by Ralph Sall
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Just Like Heaven is a cute romantic comedy with some minor flaws, but you quickly get past them
22 February 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

For a romantic comedy, I felt that this was one of the better one's. Reese and Mark are so adorable in this movie together and all you do is root for their characters for fall in love with each other because it's such a sweet story. I did have one problem that I felt was a plot hole, if Reese's character didn't remember who she was, how did she remember that she spilled cough syrup on her pillow? When you watch the film you'll understand. But besides that plot hole, I did enjoy watching the awesome chemistry between Reese and Mark. They are two great actors who make fun comedies. I would highly recommend this fun little love story, it takes me back into the unchained melody days. :D Seriously, folks, enjoy!

7/10


55 of 62 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I think the movie is better than the book rmanlius
Age... Starny
Ruffalo videospoon
I know it's supposed to be a fairy tale, but johnnyhightest
Lily can see her, OK but why ? knobob1
virgin???? keeks-ton
Discuss Just Like Heaven (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?