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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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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£995,690 (UK) (1 February 2008)

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$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 »

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(at about 40 minutes) After she poured mustard on her clothes, he asked if she speaks German and then tells her: "You speak like Swedish German". However, they do not speak German in Sweden. See more »

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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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I Melt with You
Written by Richard Ian Brown, Mick Conroy (as Michael Frances Conroy), Robbie Grey (as Robert James Grey),
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Performed by Sugarcult
Courtesy of Sheridan Square Entertainment, Inc.
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Glimpses of superb talent
16 January 2009 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I wasn't overly impressed by this movie, mostly because of the script. Hollywood is not very imaginative when it comes to think outside the box, thus all films follow the magic and boring formula of "a beginning, a middle and an end". And when Hollywood decides to go wild and add something else to that concept, it usually ends up spoiling the movie. They did it in this flick. I'm not about to reveal anything but it has to do with Jason Biggs character.

Still, the movie has it's moments. All ghost movies has that in common that there comes a time when a medium or similar relates what the ghost is saying to a loved one who can't see it. We saw it done better in "Ghost" with Demi More, Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg, and more recently in much funnier movie "Ghosttown", with Ricky Gervais. This movie has that scene too, but the disappointing script passes over it too quickly and with not much result for the plot.

The highlight of the movie is the acting of two leads; Paul Rudd and the surprisingly funny Lake Bell.

I've long had a growing admiration for Rudd, who has developed a style similar to that of Chevy Chase at his best. If ever a serious production of sequels to the Fletch movies gets a green light, the casting agent would do wisely in considering Rudd.

Lake Bell is rather new to me, and I was severely impressed by her comedy talent. She could easily be pictured in over-the-top comedy things and take on a female lead over Jim Carreys character in "Dumb & dumber" or Ben Stillers in "There's something about Mary". The Farrelly brothers could have a new star in her.

In conclusion, this film was watchable. "Ghosttown" is a better movie in all considerations, but Rudd and Bell are a joy.


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