Over Her Dead Body

February 1st, 2008


Over Her Dead Body

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

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.1/10 (11,501 voted)

Critic's Score: 30/100

Director: Jeff Lowell

Stars: Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell

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.

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 - Groom
Ben Livingston - Minister
Jack Conley - Cab Driver
Kali Rocha - Angel

Taglines: She's passed on... But she's not moving on.


Official Website: New Line Cinema [United States] |

Release Date: 1 February 2008

Filming Locations: Church of the Angels - 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,025,115 (USA) (3 February 2008) (1977 Screens)

Gross: $7,563,670 (USA) (16 March 2008)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

WILHELM SCREAM: When Dan slips and falls in the kitchen, you can hear a Wilhelm scream after his initial panic.

Continuity: Before Ashley and Henry's first kiss, the position of Ashley's hair changes from shot to shot. When they kiss, Ashley's head changes position between shots.

Ashley: Dan! Sorry, the phone scared me so I killed it.

User Review

Surprisingly good

Rating: 8/10

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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