Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just Like Heaven (2005): Quirky, but fun



Based off a french novel Et si c'├ętait vrai...(If Only It Were True), Just Like Heaven, at first, feels as unreal and off-the-wall as it can possibly get. After a point, though, it's this oddity that draws you closer. You're almost led into believing the absurdity of the situation.




Elizabeth Masterson (played by Reese Witherspoon) , a doctor in San Francisco, works her ass off day and night. The word 'fun' eludes her. It's then that her sister decides to set her up on a blind date. Destiny, however, has a different plan. Elizabeth, on her way to meet her date, meets with a tragic accident.




Meanwhile, landscape architect David Abbott (played by Mark Ruffalo) coincidently rents Elizabeth's apartment. At the apartment, Elizabeth's spirit haunts him. Elizabeth remembers nothing about herself, her family, or the hospital she worked at. All that she remembers and knows is that this is her apartment and that David should be out of it. David, meanwhile, does everything to ward her (spirit) off. It's interesting to see what unfolds next.



A few goof-ups there but it's funny, gripping and enjoyable, nevertheless! And the chemistry between Reese and Mark Ruffalo is another reason why you might want to go for this romcom.
I didn't know if there's a bollywood film thats a rip-off of this one but had there been one, it had to be an assured flop. (you can't trust Bollywood treatment with these kind of fictitious films) But a lil googling did get me some information. 
I See You (2006), a Bollywood film starring Diya Mirza and Arjun Rampal, is heavily inspired (read: lifted) by Just Like Heaven
I See Who? ;)

2 comments:

  1. somehow I really love this movie and can watch it again and again....specially coz of Reese she is one of my favs and has done an amazing job in just like heaven...great review keep up the good work.

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  2. this is a really cute movie....one of the best romantic comedies.....

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