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Just Like Heaven (2005)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abby (as Dina Waters)
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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 goes into a coma. Meanwhile, a landscape architect named David Abbott moves to 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 or 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)


$48,291,624 (USA) (25 November 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Elizabeth asks David who about the girl that Daryl told him he had to let go of, David responds that her name was Laura. Reese Witherspoon's full name is Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon. See more »


After Elizabeth prevents David from drinking the whiskey at the bar, David puts the glass down and it vanishes. 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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I Put a Spell on You
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (as Jay Hawkins)
Performed by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony/BMG Music Entertainment
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better than I thought
11 September 2005 | by (CT, United States) – See all my reviews

When I went to see this movie, I went in with high hopes and I was not disappointed. I enjoy Reese as an actor, and am becoming a fan of Mark Ruffalo's. Reese, as always, was the perfect main character that you just fell in love with from the very beginning and I really like Mark's ability to be a very physical actor, which Just Like Heaven took wonderful advantage of. The movie's storyline is good, it does have a couple of somewhat predictable turns, but what movie doesn't? The acting is very well done, I haven't laughed that much in a very long time and Reese and Mark have great chemistry on-screen. If you are looking for a really good chick flick to make you laugh, cry, and feel every motion in between, this is a great movie for you.

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