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Just Like Heaven (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  16 September 2005 (USA)
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A lonely landscape architect falls for the spirit of the beautiful woman who used to live in his new apartment.



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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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

If Only It Were True  »

Box Office


$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,408,718 (USA) (16 September 2005)


£5,054,262 (UK) (20 January 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


After talking to the people in Elizabeth's building about if they knew her, her reflection can be seen in the refrigerator. See more »


[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.
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Just Like Heaven
Written by Robert Smith, Boris Williams, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson (as Paul Thompson) & Laurence Tolhurst
Performed by Katie Melua
Produced by Ralph Sall and Mike Batt
Courtesy of Dramatico Records
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Worth Seeing
16 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I rated this movie a nine because I feel that it has really accomplished what movies like this should accomplish. It IS a chic flick, and it is not going to be nominated for any academy awards, but it is has a very solid story with a great cast and great chemistry. Unbelievable as it may be, the story is one that should be told, and was told well.

This is a movie that everyone can enjoy from beginning to end. It is entertaining, genuine, and original, bringing a fresh and worthwhile love story to life in a way that many others have tried and failed.

I would compare this movie more to films like 50 First Dates and A Walk to Remember than I would others such as Maid in Manhattan or Wedding Date...

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