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)
Father Marks (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
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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Just because she's passed on... Doesn't mean she's 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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Did You Know?


WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when the dessert blows up in Ashley's face at the wedding reception. See more »


When the ghost of Kate keeps Ashley up talking about her pets, when the alarm goes off it clearly flashes "6:00" but the radio announcer says it is 7am. See more »


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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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 The Muppet Show (1976) See more »


The Chicken Dance
Written by Terry Rendall and Werner Thomas
Performed by Rick Hall
Courtesy of Bobby Morganstein Productions
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User Reviews

It's alright
9 May 2008 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that Over Her Dead Body actually wasn't as bad as I was expecting, my mom wanted to see it, so I rented it. I figured just to go ahead and see the horror before my eyes, but actually this wasn't too bad. I was just expecting this horrific movie, but it seems like the writers meant no harm, but the casting of Eva Longoria(Parker, sorry), she seems a little off set for the movie. I think I may have found it to be a little better without her, just she does annoy me. But Paul Rudd and Lake Bell had a decent chemistry that made the film somewhat likable. But you have to admit, there was no point to this movie, it was one of those quick paychecks for the actor type of thing. The movie could've been funnier if someone had really paid attention to it and had a better cast.

Henry just lost his bride to be, Kate, who was killed by an ice sculpture on their wedding day. But when his sister takes him to a psychic, Ashley, Henry falls for her, but Kate is haunting her from beyond the grave. Kate is jealous and doesn't want Henry to move on so quickly and she will make sure that Ashley doesn't get him by torturing her day and night with her rambles, believe me, with Kate's voice, that's scary.

Over Her Dead Body is an alright movie, not sure if it's worth the money, but I'd give it a rental for you if you want to see it or are curious. Eva Longoria just doesn't have enough star power to make the film work, no offense to those who love her, she just belongs on the small screen over the silver screen. Not to mention the character of Ashley, she seems still not too likable with everything she pulls, or her "gay" friend, Dan, just again, not really likable. Just with some re-writing and proper attention, this film could have been better, but instead we get the average predictable romantic comedy that will leave with with an empty feeling.


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