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Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Jason Biggs, Lindsay Sloane ... see more see more... , Stephen Root , Wendi McLendon-Covey

Devastated when his fiancée Kate is killed on their wedding day, Henry reluctantly agrees to consult a psychic named Ashley at the urging of his sister Chloe. Despite his skepticism over her psychic a... read more read more...bilities, Henry finds himself falling hard for Ashley, and vice versa. But there is a big snag. Ashley is being haunted by Kate's ghost, who considers it her heavenly duty to break up Henry and Ashley's fledgling romance, if it is the last thing she does on this earthly plane.

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15% liked it

107 critics

PG-13, 1 hr. 35 min.

Directed by: Jeff Lowell

Release Date: February 1, 2008

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DVD Release Date: May 6, 2008

Stats: 6,923 reviews

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  • July 4, 2014
    How on earth did this film get made? Isn't this the kind of script that goes straight in the bin? It's horrible. It's nothing short of tasteless and an insult to intelligence. The concept is nothing new but this is the worst 'Ghost' film with the exception of Ghosts of Girlfriend... read mores Past (where unbelievably the Ghost are of people who are still alive). Packed full of the usual rom-com cliches, not forgetting the big 'it's not at all romantic' error that seems to be a must when making these types of films these days. It's a total mess, doesn't do what it's supposed to and will only appeal to the utterly moronic.
  • June 24, 2011
    It was ok!
  • February 14, 2011

    Got it?
  • January 16, 2011
    this movie is obvious and predictable that leaves nothing to the imagination, although the concept is different and it has potential but the script is its failure and is funny in places but not really rememberable or worth the watch for a second time.
  • September 24, 2010
    Oh dear, what a mess. (That's all I can write without become judgmental and catty.)
  • July 6, 2010
    it's a cute little romcom with a few laughs.
  • June 25, 2010
    this sucked really bad. F
  • April 8, 2010
    Eva plays Kate who is a real diva, who gets killed on her wedding day. Henry is still not over her a year later. His sister introduces him to a psychic Ashley. Ashley falls for Henry and is haunted by Kate who doesn't want her to date Henry. Funny rom com.
  • February 1, 2009
    Not a movie you would be happy to fork out $15 for at the cinema, but enjoyable as a DVD movie. Could have been a lot funnier in places, but I did like it.
  • November 16, 2008
    Really average zany comedy version of Ghost with Eva Longoria Parker. Less laughs between Longoria and Lake Bell, who's trying to seduce the mean-spirited young woman's fiance.

Critic Reviews

Peter Travers
February 22, 2008
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

[An] offense of a ghost comedy.

Michael Phillips
February 1, 2008
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

You may remember Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. This is Bleh Spirit. Full Review

Joe Morgenstern
February 1, 2008
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

The kindest context in which to put Over Her Dead Body, which was written and directed by Jeff Lowell, is that of a training film, a public display of people trying to master their craft. The best way... Full Review

Claudia Puig
February 1, 2008
Claudia Puig, USA Today

The tale [falls] short on imagination. Full Review

Bruce Demara
February 1, 2008
Bruce Demara, Toronto Star

Writer/director Jeff Lowell settles for a story that takes a little too long to tell, concocted situations a little too implausible to buy and repartee that occasionally hits the dartboard but never g... Full Review

Jack Mathews
February 1, 2008
Jack Mathews, New York Daily News

The worst night at the movies in this young year. Full Review

Connie Ogle
February 1, 2008
Connie Ogle, Miami Herald

You can't even feel sorry for Henry, because anyone blind enough to want to marry Kate is clearly delusional and deserving of any misery that comes his way.

John Hartl
February 1, 2008
John Hartl, Seattle Times

Unfortunately wit-deprived. Full Review

Kevin Crust
February 1, 2008
Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times

For what is essentially a screwball comedy, Over Her Dead Body is surprisingly uninspired, a frothy concept that offers little satisfaction in the way of execution. Full Review

Peter Hartlaub
February 1, 2008
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle

The grating presence of Longoria Parker will be enough to ruin the movie for many, but she's just one of many shortcomings in this romantic comedy, which seriously lacks both romance and comedy. Full Review

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