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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate (as Eva Longoria Parker)
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Andy Kreiss ...
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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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She's passed on... But she's not moving on. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ghost Bitch  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£995,690 (UK) (1 February 2008)


$7,563,670 (USA) (14 March 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


WILHELM SCREAM: When Dan slips and falls in the kitchen, you can hear a Wilhelm scream after his initial panic. See more »


After Ashley gets mustard sauce over her dress, Henry clearly dabs his hot-dog on a spot which does not have any sauce, yet when we see the hot-dog before he takes a bite, there is quite a lot of sauce on it. See more »


Ashley: Dan! Sorry, the phone scared me so I killed it.
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Crazy Credits

On top of the credits "A film by" is shown, while all involved people are listed. It disappears when the thanks-section starts. See more »


References Ghost (1990) See more »


Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken
Written by Tracyanne Campbell
Performed by Camera Obscura
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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It starts out a bit boring, but picks up pace though, kind of
17 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over Her Dead Body was a nice little movie, in general, that wasn't meant to be a masterpiece, but is just for enjoyment when you have nothing better to do, or are going to watch/see a so-so movie with your significant other. It was decent and entertaining, and pretty funny, and by pretty funny I mean there were some little giggles here and there.

There were a few clichés, but I don't really care about that. I found most stuff fresh. At first, I didn't think it was going to be good at all, when it started out. If you can get past the first twenty minutes though, the movie starts getting more interesting. This film wasn't burst out in laughter hilarious, like I said, and wasn't "oh my gosh" wonderful. It was just a movie that you can sit down and enjoy for how enjoyable it was meant to be.

I could understand why some may hate it and think it is very mediocre, but as the lenient movie reviewer I am, I found myself lightening up on it and just having fun, mild fun, but still, fun. There was nothing horrible enough about it to give it a 1/10, in my honest opinion, which that is what a lot of people gave it.

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