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Over Her Dead Body (2008)

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A ghost tries to sabotage her former boyfriend's current relationship with a psychic.

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Jeff Lowell

Writer:

Jeff Lowell

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Longoria ... Kate (as Eva Longoria Parker)
Paul Rudd ... Henry
Lake Bell ... Ashley
Jason Biggs ... Dan
Lindsay Sloane ... Chloe
Stephen Root ... Sculptor
William Morgan Sheppard ... Father Marks (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Lona
Ali Hillis ... Karen
Deborah Theaker ... Mary
Natalia Safran ... Bride
Andy Kreiss Andy Kreiss ... Groom
Ben Livingston ... Minister
Jack Conley ... Cab Driver
Kali Rocha ... Angel
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Storyline

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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Just because she's passed on... Doesn't mean she's moving on. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How I Met My Boyfriend's Dead Fiancée See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,600,000, 3 February 2008

Gross USA:

$7,563,670

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,458,111
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when the dessert blows up in Ashley's face at the wedding reception. See more »

Goofs

After Ashley gets mustard sauce over her dress, Henry clearly dabs his hot-dog on a spot which does not have any sauce, yet when we see the hot-dog before he takes a bite, there is quite a lot of sauce on it. See more »

Quotes

Ashley: I hope you don't mind me asking, but how, um... How did it happen?
Henry: She was crushed by an angel and as sad as I am, I do appreciate the irony
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On top of the credits "A film by" is shown, while all involved people are listed. It disappears when the thanks-section starts. See more »

Connections

References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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The Chicken Dance
Written by Terry Rendall and Werner Thomas
Performed by Rick Hall
Courtesy of Bobby Morganstein Productions
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User Reviews

 
Surprisingly good
1 February 2008 | by faith_hope_trickSee all my reviews

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 time!


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