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Just Like Heaven
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 106 (Mar 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Waters, Ben Shenkman & Jon Heder

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include filmmaker commentary with director Mark Waters, editor Bruce Green, and director of photography Daryn Okada; two feturettes: the 15-minute "The Making Of Just Like Heaven," and the 13-minute "Meet The Cast"; a five-minute gag reel; deleted scenes and an alternate ending with optional commentary; previews; and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 91973
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Some sexual content.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/07/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mark Waters
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After working way too many hours to count, Dr. Elizabeth Masterson (Witherspoon) finally gets in her car and heads for home. Unfortunately, she hits a truck head on and never quite makes it there. While looking for a place to rent, David (Ruffalo) comes across a flat with a fabulous view of the San Francisco bay and immediately snatches it up. Too bad it's Elizabeth's apartment and it feels "Just Like Heaven" to her instead of the place where she has supposed to have died and gone to. Determined to become a part of his life, Elizabeth's spirit moves in with the very much alive David, whether he wants her there or not. Based on the novel "If Only It Were True" by Marc Levy. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a bright and colorful picture that is perfectly suitable for the genre. Color saturation is very nicely balanced, with rich hues, natural fleshtones, and deep blacks. Image sharpness is satisfying overall, with nicely rendered textures. Sometimes, the picture can have a slightly soft appearance. Pixelization is rarely a problem with this title, and the most minor edge halos are evident. (Suzanne Hodges)

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