Just Like Heaven (2005, USA) C-95m. *** D: Mark Waters. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Waters (Spybey), Ben Shenkman, Jon Heder. Witherspoon plays a workaholic doctor, who's never really had a relationship, then one day she meets depressed Ruffalo and wonders why he has moved into her apartment. Then they realize she is a ghost and only he can see and hear her. It turns out that she's been in a coma for three months. How will the situation resolve itself? Cute, funny romantic fantasy comedy has its usual contrivances, but the stars are appealing and the story is moving. Short and sweet. Based on the novel If Only it Were True by Marc Levy.

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