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Over Her Dead Body (2008)

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A ghost tries to sabotage her former boyfriend's current relationship with a psychic.

Director:

Jeff Lowell

Writer:

Jeff Lowell

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Longoria ... Kate (as Eva Longoria Parker)
Paul Rudd ... Henry
Lake Bell ... Ashley
Jason Biggs ... Dan
Lindsay Sloane ... Chloe
Stephen Root ... Sculptor
William Morgan Sheppard ... Father Marks (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Lona
Ali Hillis ... Karen
Deborah Theaker ... Mary
Natalia Safran ... Bride
Andy Kreiss Andy Kreiss ... Groom
Ben Livingston ... Minister
Jack Conley ... Cab Driver
Kali Rocha ... Angel
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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How I Met My Boyfriend's Dead Fiancée See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,025,115, 3 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,563,670, 16 March 2008
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2.35 : 1
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WILHELM SCREAM: When Dan slips and falls in the kitchen, you can hear a Wilhelm scream after his initial panic. See more »

Goofs

Before Ashley and Henry's first kiss, the position of Ashley's hair changes from shot to shot. When they kiss, Ashley's head changes position between shots. 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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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 »


Soundtracks

I Melt with You
Written by Richard 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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Entertaining. Isn't that what these films are meant to be?
7 May 2008 | by filmbuff20See 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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