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Over Her Dead Body (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  1 February 2008 (USA)
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A ghost tries to sabotage her former boyfriend's current relationship with a psychic.

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Storyline

In Los Angeles, Henry is a veterinarian whose fiancée Kate dies in an accident on the day they're to marry. Worried that Henry has closed off his social life, his sister suggests he use a psychic to contact Kate, lay to rest unresolved feelings, and live more fully. He tries it, though he doesn't believe in it. Nothing happens, so his sister gives Ashley, the psychic, Kate's diary. Now she's able to convince Henry she's in contact with Kate and start the therapy. Two things happen: they find themselves attracted to each other, and Kate's ghost, who also has some unresolved issues, returns to stop this budding romance. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Just because she's passed on... Doesn't mean she's moving on. See more »


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

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1 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£995,690 (UK) (1 February 2008)

Gross:

$7,563,670 (USA) (14 March 2008)
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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when the dessert blows up in Ashley's face at the wedding reception. See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits, almost all of the photos taken of Eva Longoria Parker and Paul Rudd are obviously fake (one person's face put into existing photo). See more »

Quotes

Ashley: I hope you don't mind me asking, but how, um... How did it happen?
Henry: She was crushed by an angel and as sad as I am, I do appreciate the irony
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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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Carmina Burana - O Furtuna
Composed by Carl Orff
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Entertaining. Isn't that what these films are meant to be?
7 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

By now, we all know the formula of a romantic comedy. The basic framework revolves around a guy meeting a girl, a love triangle, a little white lie and an event that causes them to split before the soggy finale where they kiss and make up, living happily ever after. If you go into a rom-com expecting much more or something that deviates from that path, you'll probably be disappointed. After bar setting movies like When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless In Seattle and Four Weddings and a Funeral, the constant stream of lazy efforts in recent years can cause one to be seriously jaded by the genre. So it is with this skepticism and desire to switch off my brain, that I pop Over Her Dead Body into my DVD player. It is apparent from a mere glance at the synopsis that this film will not last long in my memory, change my life or be any kind of profound filmic experience for me, but I was entertained. The script was amusing, the delivery from the four leads (Bell, Rudd, Biggs, Longoria) precise and well timed. The premise was an interesting spin on an oft used plot device.

So what's not to like? An entertaining, funny and endearing romantic comedy. At best, a competent entry into the genre, quite a way ahead of most of it's type and at worst, a movie that feels like a sitcom without a laughter track. As someone who likes sitcoms, that isn't a particularly bad thing. In a nutshell, you could do a lot worse.


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