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  • Summary: Devastated when his fiancée Kate is killed on their wedding day, Henry reluctantly agrees to consult a psychic named Ashley at the urging of his sister Chloe. Despite his skepticism over her psychic abilities, Henry finds himself falling hard for Ashley, and vice versa. But there is a bigDevastated when his fiancée Kate is killed on their wedding day, Henry reluctantly agrees to consult a psychic named Ashley at the urging of his sister Chloe. Despite his skepticism over her psychic abilities, Henry finds himself falling hard for Ashley, and vice versa. But there is a big snag. Ashley is being haunted by Kate’s ghost, who considers it her heavenly duty to break up Henry and Ashley's fledgling romance, if it is the last thing she does on this earthly plane...(New Line Cinema) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 12 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    63
    This madcap paranormal love triangle is charming on its own terms.
  2. 50
    For what it is -- a romantic comedy about the rivalry between a jealous ghost and a flaky psychic for the love of a veterinarian -- Over Her Dead Body is not bad.
  3. The slapstick is crudely executed. And the movie never makes up its mind regarding how nasty the ghost of Kate is going to play her revenge tactics.
  4. Rudd is an underappreciated comic actor, and his line readings are the best thing in the film, but the bland role barely taps his talent. Amid the rest of the cast's one-note posing, his scenes with a parrot have a spontaneity and wit otherwise in short supply.
  5. 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.
  6. Seriously lacks both romance and comedy.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. JesusS.
    Jun 7, 2008
    10
    This movie is awesome and raw I like to watch it again and again because it is so funny!
  2. PatB.
    Jan 30, 2008
    10
    Not just a chick flick! Girlfriend dragged me along and I thought it was funny!
  3. ColinF.
    Jan 31, 2008
    9
    Girlfriend took me and thought i'd hate it. Acutally thought it was really funny and the lead chick was really hot.
  4. ChadS
    Feb 2, 2008
    5
    If Eva Longoria Parker wants to escape the ignominity of being "just" a television star, she needs to get smart about picking her projects. If Eva Longoria Parker wants to escape the ignominity of being "just" a television star, she needs to get smart about picking her projects. For starters, don't position yourself as the woman people are rooting against. When Longoria read the script for "Over Her Dead Body", did she understand that the ice angel was her doppleganger? If you can't sympathize with a bride who dies on her wedding day, for crying out loud, your purported romantic/comedy is doomed. "Ghost" worked because the Patrick Swayze character was a good guy. Even though "Over Her Dead Body" belongs to a different genre from that schmaltzy tearjerker, the audience needs some sense as to why Henry(Paul Rudd) can't move forward with his life. Instead of anger, we should feel commiseration towards Kate, as she watches Henry fall in love with another woman. But we don't, because Kate treats her former beau more like property than a human being. The only bright spot in "Over Her Dead Body" is Lake Bell(best known for being unceremoniously fired from David E. Kelly's "Boston Legal"), who might escape from the talking furniture before her better-known co-star does. Bell is like an earthier Tea Leoni. Expand
  5. AmandaS
    Jun 13, 2008
    5
    Lake and Rudd were worth watching. I can't wait to see what else those two do together. But I wanted to leave the room every time the Lake and Rudd were worth watching. I can't wait to see what else those two do together. But I wanted to leave the room every time the camera moved away from them. Longoria should take this as a nice fizzling moment to disappear into.... Expand
  6. LewisB
    Sep 14, 2008
    2
    Horrific, to be fair. Acting and script were both terrible. Worst film I've seen this year.
  7. BuzzB.
    Feb 1, 2008
    0
    Lacks any charm, wit or humour. Wooden performances and awful script. Avoid.

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