Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Just Like Heaven - 2005
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Mark Waters
Writer: Peter Tolan / Leslie Dixon
Tagline: Love will bring you back / It's a wonderful afterlife Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Waters, Ben Shenkman, Jon Heder, Ivana Millicevic, Caroline Aaron, Rosalind Chao, Ron Canada, Willie Garson, Gabrielle Made and more.
Overview and Review of the movie Just Like Heaven directed by Mark Waters.
Elizabeth Masterson is a dedicated doctor at a hospital who had no time for anything. Everybody keeps bugging her about getting a boyfriend and then one day his sister sets her up on a blind date. On the way, she gets into an accident and goes into a three month coma. While she is in the coma her apartment becomes available for sublet. A depressed landscape architect, David Abbott, who is recovering over the loss of his wife and basically drinks himself to sleep moves into Elizabeth's apartment. At first David believes she is a hallucination brought about by his drinking but as time goes on they realize the truth. Only David can see and hear Elizabeth.
I had fun watching this movie. I think among the chick flicks it is one of the "must-see". It has a unique story, great cast with good acting. I even like the "esoteric" feel of the movie. About the afterlife and all that. One could sure enjoy this movie from the beginning to the end. This film is a good laugh, who can be also sweet at the same time.
Jack: God made alcohol as a social lubricant. To make men brave, and to make women loose.
David: You know what you shouldn't come with me anymore.
David: You are like an AM radio shoved into my head that i can't turn off.
Elizabeth: Oh my, this is more serious than I thought
David: Go away, you don't exist!
Elizabeth: I'm going to ask you a series of questions and I want you to answer honestly. Has your recent alcohol intake increased?
David: Yeah. So?
Elizabeth: So are you hearing voices or seeing things that aren't quite real?
David: As a matter of fact, yeah
Elizabeth: Well then, have you recently sought consult from a mental health care professional?
David: What? How did you know that? Stay away from me!
Elizabeth: Do you often feel paranoid, like people are out to get you?
David: Why are you asking so many questions?
Elizabeth: I'll take that as a yes. Listen to me. You have fantasised, quite convincingly that you have rented an apartment that in fact belongs to somebody else.
Elizabeth: I think you may need to come to terms with the fact that you may be mentally ill.
Elizabeth: My brain activity's decreasing every day.
David: Maybe that's not such a bad thing. You're kind of a smarty pants. It might bring you down to my level.