Just Like Heaven – Filtered

Theatrical Release: September 16, 2005
DVD Release: February 7, 2006
Just Like Heaven – Filtered


When David sublet his quaint San Francisco apartment, the last thing he expected was a roommate. He had only begun to make a complete mess of the place when a pretty young woman named Elizabeth suddenly shows up, adamantly insisting the apartment is hers. David assumes there’s been a giant misunderstanding…until Elizabeth disappears as mysteriously as she appeared. Changing the locks does nothing to deter Elizabeth, who begins to appear and disappear at will. Convinced that she is a ghost, David tries to help Elizabeth cross over to the “other side.” But while Elizabeth has discovered she can walk through walls, she is convinced that she is still alive and isn’t crossing over anywhere. As Elizabeth and David search for the truth about who Elizabeth is and how she came to be in her present state, their relationship deepens into love. Unfortunately, they have very little time before their prospects for a future together permanently fade away.

Dove Review

“Just Like Heaven” is a romantic comedy. David has just lost his wife, Elizabeth, a doctor who is too caught up in her work to be even think about having a personal life. Elizabeth gets into a car accident and seems to have died so her apartment becomes available to rent. David rents the apartment and soon he starts to see things. It is Elizabeth. From the minute they meet they are arguing. David is the only one that can see her. The comedy starts when people see David talking to Elizabeth but actually it looks like he is talking to himself-and people start wondering about him. Soon things change between them as they start to fall in love with each other. This is a funny movie with just a few things to be aware of: David has a séance, a priest tries to cast out the ghost from the apartment, and a psychic who can actually feel Elizabeth’s presence and believes David when he says he thinks she is still alive. All these were done in a comical fashion.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: A man and woman are lying in bed fully clothed and just talking to each other, man and woman kiss.
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: Drinking and smoking shown.
Nudity: Man in just a towel.
Other: Comical séance, priest trying to send out the ghost, man can feel her presence.


Company: DreamWorks
Director: Mark Waters
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 95 min.
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz