Reviewing the reviews: 'Just Like Heaven'
Reese Witherspoon’s new romantic comedy is, um, heaven-sent for movie reviewers and their headline-writing editors. A lot of critics were creeped out by Just Like Heaven‘s premise (Witherspoon plays a comatose doctor who romances her apartment’s new tenant, Mark Ruffalo, via astral projection), but many didn’t mind just because the actress is so darn cute and sweet. So, in addition to the expected wordplay on ”heaven,” ”spirit,” ”dead,” and the like, there were several critics who resorted instead to sugar puns and metaphors. Thankfully, no one turned to Dante and called the film a divine comedy.
- Which other movie does this remind us of?
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Far from ‘Heaven’
- Boston Herald: Death becomes her: Despite Witherspoon’s charm, ‘Just Like Heaven’ falls short
- Arizona Daily Star: Wanna see a movie? ‘Heaven’ can wait
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Just Like Heaven: To workaholic doc’s spirit, it’s a wonderful afterlife
- New York Times: A Wonderful Afterlife, but Must Share Bath
- St. Paul Pioneer Press: All saps go to heaven
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