Just Like Heaven (2005) Poster


The producers bought the rights to the novel without having read the original French book, after receiving a proposal with a rough outline of the story.
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During some scenes and rehearsals, Director Mark Waters 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.
After a bad take while shooting, Mark Ruffalo jokingly jumped out of a window on the set. He landed on a catwalk just outside the window, but still scared the crew.
The wedding video David (Mark Ruffalo) is watching when he first encounters Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon), is actually that of an assistant of one of the filmmakers.
Co-Screenwriter Leslie Dixon suggested using the apartment where she used to live for shooting. She also suggested Jon Heder for the role of Darryl. Both of these suggestions were taken.
Except for about five days of photography, Reese Witherspoon was in the same outfit (red shirt, black suit) for the entire shoot.
According to the DVD commentary, Elizabeth's apartment rooftop was completely built on stage, with CGI for the San Francisco skyline.
Elizabeth mentions David bringing in the "whole Joy Luck Club" in when he is trying to get rid of her. Rosalind Chao, who plays Fran, was in The Joy Luck Club (1993).
Mark Waters chose to use a real cable car, instead of a prop cable car. So when the realtor follows David across the street to Elizabeth's apartment, she runs across the tracks in her heels to avoid the cable car.
When Elizabeth asks David who about the girl, of whom Darryl told him he had to let go, David responds that her name was Laura. Reese Witherspoon's full name is Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon.
Russian title: "Between the Sky and Earth".
David and Elizabeth's apartment building is really about six stories tall, but the view from the roof (done with CGI) is one from a much taller building. They look down upon other buildings that are of a similar height.
The first feature film to use the Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2 camera, the upgraded version of the Millennium XL.
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Two actors from this film also starred in Marvel films: Mark Ruffalo starred as Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Incredible Hulk, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Additionally, Donal Logue starred as "Quinn" in Blade (1998), and "Mack" in Ghost Rider (2007).
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

When Elizabeth and David first visit the comatose Elizabeth, Reese Witherspoon, most of the time, played Elizabeth "the ghost", and her body double (who looks so like Witherspoon, that some people had mistaken her for Reese Witherspoon) was on the bed.

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