The Love Goes On Blogathon – Just Like Heaven (2005)

This is the second of 3 posts for The Love Goes On Blogathon being hosted by Steve of the Movie Movie Blog Blog.

Tnx for letting me participate!

“God made alcohol as a social lubricant. To make men brave, and to make women loose.” – Jack Houriskey

Number of Times Seen – Twice (18 Mar 2009 and 2 May 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A single guy living in a rented apartment in San Francisco falls in love with the spirit of the women who use to live there.

My Take on it – This is a film that I saw years ago yet didn’t recall anything about it.

While doing research for this blogathon, I came across the title and decided that I would give it another watch.

I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this film.

This largely has to do with the great performances by the two leads Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo.

The two of them have amazing chemistry in this film and the vibes that they both give off throughout really helps the story move along.

 I really liked the way that they add a fun twists to the usual rom-com that helps keep this really enjoyable throughout even though the two main characters are actually living in different planes of existence.

The premise of this film is quite clever and they do some nice things along the way that help make it feel more unique.

As with most rom-coms, the story is a bit too predictable yet they somehow find a way to throw in a few twists and turns along the way that help enhance things because there are some nice surprises as things move forward.

This is another film that does a great job showing how strong love can be even over different astral planes.

Bottom Line – Works so well due to the amazing chemistry between Ruffalo and Witherspoon. The story is a nice twist for a romantic comedy and they find ways to keep things fun and enjoyable the whole way through despite the characters being on different planes of existence. The premise is quite ingenious which helps keep things feeling pretty unique throughout. The story may be very predictable like with most rom-coms, yet they still find ways to throw in a few twists and turns along the way that helps us get a few surprises along the way. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – After a bad take while shooting, Mark Ruffalo jokingly jumped out of a window on the set. He landed on a catwalk just outside the window, but still scared the crew. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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2 thoughts on “The Love Goes On Blogathon – Just Like Heaven (2005)

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