Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 12 out of 29
  1. Back to Wisteria Lane, Eva, and stay there until we call you.
  2. 38
    At some point, this movie must have been a screenplay. But it's an enigma why anyone would bet tens of millions of dollars that people would laugh.
  3. Reviewed by: Cortney Rock
    38
    The silver lining in the film is Paul Rudd, who brings some nuance to his character that, given his past work, you can assume was all his doing. Jason Biggs, in his role as Ashley's gay best friend and catering partner, carries out an interesting, if somewhat left-field plot twist.
  4. 25
    I like Longoria Parker on "Desperate Housewives" and truly believe she could have a career on the big screen if she promises to never again work with writer-director Jeff Lowell, who perpetrated this offense of a ghost comedy on her and on her otherwise gifted co-stars Paul Rudd and Lake Bell.
  5. 25
    It's not quite true to say that death is preferable to sitting through Over HerDead Body, but it's a safe bet that if you struggle through this witless romantic comedy the lure of being six feet under will cross your mind.
  6. Seriously lacks both romance and comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    25
    Few things are more painful to watch than a botched comedy.
  8. A hopeless pastiche of timeworn plotlines, hackneyed dialogue and stultifying direction; to call it amateurish is a slap in the face to amateurs everywhere.
  9. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    20
    Where Over Her Dead Body should soar with blistering verbal gymnastics, it limps with empty sass about weight gain and skin blemishes; where it should race with inventive comic set-pieces, it slogs with extended flatulence sequences and gags about lifting overweight dogs.
  10. The kindest context in which to put Over Her Dead Body, which was written and directed by Jeff Lowell, is that of a training film, a public display of people trying to master their craft. The best way to see it is not at all.
  11. 12
    Over Her Dead Body is to romantic comedy what Spam is to meat. But at least with Spam, you get cool packaging.
  12. 0
    May be the worst romantic comedy I've ever seen, although I hesitate to make such a resolute pronouncement about a movie that's so barely even THERE.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Oct 10, 2011
    1
    movies like this are simply crap, please someone stop this kind of **** this is just an insult to the good movies, movies like this are the reason why men hate the romantic comedy, please stop doing this kind of **** Full Review »
  2. Feb 27, 2011
    0
    This has to be the worst movie I have ever seen. I couldn't even watch it through to the end. Other actors might have been able to pull this off but not this ensemble. It's pushed as a romantic comedy but it fulfills none of the criteria that makes up either of these genres. In fact, this movie is so bad I took the time to register for an account on this site just to rate how awful it is. No other movie has earned this dubious honour. Full Review »
  3. JukiS.
    Jul 27, 2009
    8
    Was positively surprised by the idea of the story.Bell as psychic part time job and Rudd and Biggs would like to see them in more scenes.