Just Like Heaven

September 18, 2005 - This 2005 romantic comedy stars Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo. They're charming as two lonely people brought together by very unusual circumstances.

Ruffalo plays David Abbot. When we first meet him, he's apartment hunting in San Francisco. He doesn't like anything until a wind-blown flyer directs him to the apartment where Elizabeth Masterson (Witherspoon) used to live. Ruffalo likes it because it has a comfortable couch.

Masterson is a career-driven doctor. She gets off a 24-hour shift at the hospital and is on her way to meet a blind date at her sister's house. But, she never makes it because her car is hit head-on by a truck. When next we see her, she's a spirit, haunting her apartment and yelling at David because he's a slob and left a water ring on her coffee table.

The rest of the movie follows David and Elizabeth as they bicker, share secrets and help each other live again.

Overall review: *** The script wasn't as predictable as I thought. The previews made it look similar to City of Angels, with Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage, but that didn't turn out to be the case. And, you can't help but like Witherspoon and Ruffalo. They're cute. Of course, it's a happy ending. And, the soundtrack includes a song from The Cure. Nothing too serious here, but a nice way to spend 90 minutes.