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.


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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