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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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Ghost Bitch  »

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

(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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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 »

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References Ghost (1990) See more »

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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),
Gary McDowell (as Guy Frances McDowell) and Stephen Walker (as Stephen James Walker)
Performed by Sugarcult
Courtesy of Sheridan Square Entertainment, Inc.
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Surprisingly good
1 February 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

In complete contrast to the opinions of the other review, this film actually was surprisingly good! I reluctantly went to see it and expected to be bored by clichés, obvious jokes and overacting, all of which the trailer had promised.

However, after 5 minutes in I found myself genuinely laughing and enjoying the refreshing acting. With only one 'toilet humour' gag, Over Her Dead Body manages to actually come up with realistically funny scenarios and, without spoiling anything too much, some of the moments involving animals are hilarious.

The staple ingredients of a good film are all there; script, director and actors and compared some other recent attempts at romantic comedy, this film stands tall.

Sure, you aren't going to learn anything or have a spiritual awakening, but if you go with an open mind you will more than likely have a good time!


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