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A perfect chick flick

September 20, 2005

Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo star in "Just Like Heaven," a romantic comedy about a man who rents an apartment in New York, only to find out a ghost objects to him living there. April Vesely and Sarah Brown review the movie for Next.

April: So what did you think about the plot of the movie?

Sarah: The overall plot is excellent, but the beginning seems to move a bit slow. I especially like how I could relate with the characters, mostly due to the phenomenal acting.

April: I thought the cast is very well chosen. The way the actors portray their characters' problems and cope with their emotions keeps me completely enveloped in the movie. Lately, I've seen a lot of films with similar plot lines, but this movie really is different, and much more enjoyable because of its originality.

Sarah: I agree. Reese Witherspoon is one of my favorite actresses and her role in this film only furthers my appreciation for her work.

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Though she holds the key role in this movie, the other actors also contribute to the success of this film. Jon Heder (star of "Napoleon Dynamite") plays a quirky man who helps David Abbott (Mark Ruffalo) and Elizabeth Masterson (Witherspoon) find what they really need in life.

And the scenery really adds to "Just Like Heaven."

April: Taking place in New York, the movie's setting is typical of a big city. But certain beautiful scenes are incredible, which add immensely to the somewhat drab look the big-city scenes give the movie.

Overall, I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. It's the kind of chick-flick I could watch again and again, and even after the 15th time, would still get a tear in my eye.

Sarah: I would give it 5 out of 5 stars, as well. This is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also heart-warming. I didn't want it to end.

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