Sunday, November 2, 2008
Just Like Heaven is the second Reese Witherspoon movie I watched, first being Legally Blonde. It is always a pleasure to watch a romantic comedy movie with a pretty heroine, beautiful cinematography and brilliant music. Just Like Heaven happens to have all these three. A pleasant movie with a pleasant climax, so, this movie is in my favourite list.
Elizabeth is a workoholic doctor who spends most of her time in hospital. When is going for a blind date, she meets with an accident. David (Mark Ruffalo), a widow man comes to Elizabeth's appartment for rent. After some time, he encounters Elizabeth in their appartment, Elizabeth being a ghost, and not even knowing her name for sure. Though David being a civilian, he only could see and hear Elizabeth's spirit.
Don't judge the movie with the basic theme. It may sound childish or rubbish or foolish to hear a story like this: a woman's spirit with a man and he alone could see the spirit and all. I have to agree that the basic theme is childish, but what is more important is the situations and emotions and sentiments that could only be brought by these kind of what-if movies.
David agrees with Elizabeth's spirit to help it uncover what really happened to her. The more time they spend together, they fall in love with each other; yes, Dave falls in love with a ghost or spirit of a woman. Both David and the spirit is pushed to ut most shock when they find what happened to her. David, believes that, he can bring her back alive and tries to do his best. What really happened to Lizze and why Dave alone could see her and what happened to Dave's love with Elizabeth is the rest of the story.
Though the story may not be impressive, the screenplay and the chemistry between Reese With
erspoon and Mark Ruffalo and wonderful music makes this movie a worth watching one. Though this movie may not be able to make you laugh aloud, it will keep you happy and pleasant. I would say, it is a must watch movie for romantic comedy movies fanatic like me. Click here to watch the trailer and here to see my favourite dialogue.