Just Like Heaven

Topics: English-language films, Death, 2009 albums Pages: 3 (1401 words) Published: April 2, 2006
Just Like Heaven

Elizabeth Masterson (Reese Witherspoon) is a work-alcoholic San Francisco doctor with no time for a life and David Abbott is a grieving widow. One fateful night will change both of their lives forever. Dr. Masterson's older sister, has set her up on yet another blind dinner date at her house and has ordered her younger sister to join. Running late and excited about a recent promotion, Elizabeth doesn't see the semi-truck coming at her head on before its too late. David Abbott (Mark Ruffalo) has decided to rent out the cozy apartment with the comfortable couch as a place to drink himself numb because of his wife's death two years ago. One night, after being quite intoxicated he is shocked to see a woman yelling at him to get out of her apartment. It turns out to be Elizabeth, who doesn't believe she is dead, even though no one else can see her but him and she cannot psychically pick anything up. With the help of an psychic bookseller who has the gift of reading aura's, David finds that Elizabeth isn't dead, she is too alive a spirit to be dead. With the help of clues in her apartment and Elizabeth's shaky memory he learns that she really isn't dead, but in a coma from her accident and has some unfinished business that has enabled her to stay on Earth. Now, he is a race against time and the hospital to stop them from pulling her plug and killing the woman he loves. Loved is well defined in this movie as something people take for granted or search for true love their entire life but never really find it. Just Like Heaven is a movie solely based on love and shows us by David out to help Elizabeth even though he is still grieving over his wife's death, Elizabeth, whom has never had a real date in her life falls for the man who is helping her prolong her life, and most importantly Mark Ruffalo is put to the test when he has to get to the hospital to save the woman he barely knows but has very strong feelings for but he is really put to a major...
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