'Just Like Heaven' Mini-Review
Now I usually don't watch chick-flicks, but I was with a group of people, the majority of them being girls. So we decided to see Just Like Heaven
, starring Reese Witherspoon.
This movie is basically a romantic comedy with a few dramatic parts to get the girls (and some sensitive guys) teary-eyed. I didn't find the scenes strong enough to make me tear up though. Although I don't cry much when watching dramatic movies unless the plot is very serious and heartbreaking.
Anyways, Reese Witherspoon's character is a doctor that overworks herself. After working 25 hours straight, her co-workers and boss tell her to take off some time to relax a bit. So she drives home and falls asleep at the wheel crashing into a truck. In the meantime, a guy rents her uninhabited apartment and finds that she is a ghost that appears there. It takes him some time to convince her that she's really a ghost.
The movie has some nice laughs, but I wouldn't say its an excellent comedy. Its an okay movie, but not one worth watching again and again. Of course this might be my opinion because this type of movie is geared towards ladies for the most part.
Donal Logue from the Fox/WB TV series "Grounded For Life" is in the movie as well. He provides some of his brand of humor which adds to the laughs a bit. You may remember Donal first on TV with those crazy Mtv ads. You know the creepy looking guy that drives the taxi around NYC?
Also, a sexy chick that used to have a regular part on the short-lived HBO series, "Mind of the Married Man" has a small part in this movie. She tries to seduce the guy renting Reese's apartment. There's this great scene where she shows up at his door telling him she locked herself out of her apartment. She's wearing these sexy hip-hugging jeans. She walks towards his couch and her ass crack is nearly on display. Damn, she looks great in those jeans! So that scene is clearly the highlight for perverted guys trying to sit through this movie. There's also a scene where she's in a hallway with just a towel. She drops the towel, but since its a PG-13 movie, we don't get to see her backside completely.
Another actor with a small part in this movie is the lead character from the movie Napolean Dynamite
. Here he plays a spirtual/hippy type guy that works at a bookstore. You can still see a bit of his Napolean character creep through his performance. Its a nice touch if you liked the humor in Napolean Dynamite
Overall, Reese Witherspoon looks quite cute in this movie as well. Of course, I found her the sexiest in Freeway
But I'd say if you're looking laughs, watch Napolean Dynamite
rather than this movie. Keep in mind this movie is both romantic and comedic with some drama, so if you want full on laughs go for Napolean Dynamite
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