Just Like Heaven

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 152 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 152

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  1. ChadS.
    Sep 22, 2005
    6
    For once, the trailer didn't reveal all of the film's secrets. When "Just Like Heaven" gets there, and you're a music fan who watched "120 Minutes" with Dave Kendall in the late-eighties, you'll smile, because the song it evokes came out the same year as The Cure classic. "Just Like Heaven" gets considerably better when the premise changes. Elizabeth(Reese Witherspoon) For once, the trailer didn't reveal all of the film's secrets. When "Just Like Heaven" gets there, and you're a music fan who watched "120 Minutes" with Dave Kendall in the late-eighties, you'll smile, because the song it evokes came out the same year as The Cure classic. "Just Like Heaven" gets considerably better when the premise changes. Elizabeth(Reese Witherspoon) and David(Mark Ruffalo) become less irritating after she learns about her relationship with the world. Their bickering over who owns the apartment gets old real fast. When they open up to each other, it's not that painful to watch like your lesser romantic comedies, where the actors have little or no chemistry. A believable couple hides the contrivances of their inevitable coupling, typical of this genre. What's missing from "Just Like Heaven", however, is a romantic gesture that evokes the fatalistic whine in Robert Smith's voice. Expand
  2. Larry
    Oct 13, 2005
    5
    As bland as weak tea.
  3. BanV.
    Sep 17, 2005
    4
    A little under mediocre. The cast's talents are wasted by a childish story that only young one's would get the comedy out of it, and the romantic part is not really up to par with current romantic films.
  4. TonyL
    Sep 22, 2005
    5
    The male lead was horribly miscast! The role cried out for either Jim Carrey or Steve Martin. I like Reese, but she is veering into Meg Ryan territory.
  5. Aug 28, 2014
    6
    Nodding to classics such as Ghost and Heaven Can Wait, Just Like Heaven is another formidable entry into romantic-comedies venturing beyond life and love.
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 31
  2. Negative: 9 out of 31
  1. Crossing the life-death divide, Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo are a winning pair in this smart and tender comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    As uneven as the topography of its San Francisco locales, but the amiable peaks mostly offset the flat stretches and valleys. A variation on a very old meet-cute theme with a touch of otherworldly romance.
  3. 38
    The movie starts cheating the audience early, and never lets up.