Over Her Dead BodyFebruary 1, 2008
A ghost tries to sabotage her former boyfriend's current relationship with a psychic.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 5.1/10 (11,501 voted)
Critic's Score: 30/100
Stars: Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell
In Los Angeles, Henry is a veterinarian whose fiancée Kate dies in an accident on the day they're to marry. Worried that Henry has closed off his social life, his sister suggests he use a psychic to contact Kate, lay to rest unresolved feelings, and live more fully. He tries it, though he doesn't believe in it. Nothing happens, so his sister gives Ashley, the psychic, Kate's diary. Now she's able to convince Henry she's in contact with Kate and start the therapy. Two things happen: they find themselves attracted to each other, and Kate's ghost, who also has some unresolved issues, returns to stop this budding romance.
(as Eva Longoria Parker)
William Morgan Sheppard
(as W. Morgan Sheppard)
She's passed on… But she's not moving on.
New Line Cinema [United States]|
Release Date: 1 February 2008
Filming Locations: Church of the Angels – 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $4,025,115
(3 February 2008)
(16 March 2008)
Did You Know?
WILHELM SCREAM: When Dan slips and falls in the kitchen, you can hear a Wilhelm scream after his initial panic.
Before Ashley and Henry's first kiss, the position of Ashley's hair changes from shot to shot. When they kiss, Ashley's head changes position between shots.
Dan! Sorry, the phone scared me so I killed it.
In complete contrast to the opinions of the other review, this film
actually was surprisingly good! I reluctantly went to see it and
expected to be bored by clichés, obvious jokes and overacting, all of
which the trailer had promised.
However, after 5 minutes in I found myself genuinely laughing and
enjoying the refreshing acting. With only one 'toilet humour' gag, Over
Her Dead Body manages to actually come up with realistically funny
scenarios and, without spoiling anything too much, some of the moments
involving animals are hilarious.
The staple ingredients of a good film are all there; script, director
and actors and compared some other recent attempts at romantic comedy,
this film stands tall.
Sure, you aren't going to learn anything or have a spiritual awakening,
but if you go with an open mind you will more than likely have a good