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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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Russia title: "Between the Sky and Earth". See more »


When David enters the bar and finds Jack in there, an extra drink appears on the bar, behind the two women sitting on the stools. See more »


[first lines]
Nurse Maria: Elizabeth...
Elizabeth Masterson: How long was I out?
Nurse Maria: Um, about six minutes.
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Just Like Heaven
22 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mark Ruffalo and Reese Witherspoon are both excellent, but sometimes when two astounding actors act opposite one another, a movie flops-- this is not such a movie. Just Like Heaven is the best movie I have seen all year. These two actors put all they've got into their performances, and it shows. The movie is sweet, it has a fairy-tale feel, which is comforting in an uncertain world. The chemistry between Reese and Mark is amazing and the story is unusual and entertaining. The plot is fairly predictable, but the audience is thrown a few curve balls. There is uncanny humor, yet the movie maintains a poignant sense of reality. I give Just Like Heaven 10 out 10 stars.

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