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Just Like Heaven - Chick Flic

Old 09-19-05, 04:04 PM
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Just Like Heaven - Chick Flic

Just Like Heaven is just that for women, men will most likely find it a little blob of hell.

The characters are sweet. The plot, even though predictable, is sweet. The sets are beautiful. The actors are beautiful. Mark Ruffalo is beautiful! Reese is not only adorable, but tiny, tiny, tiny. Now I'm not saying it's the greatest movie of the summer or anything...but it doesn't stink. No one offends, there's no blood, there's no scary stuff, there's no reason for men to see it at all except as escorts for their gals.

Mr. Ruffalo did some outstanding comedic prats and footwork. And the whole put your hand clear through someone deal was smoothly done. Jon Heder, who plays a bookstore owner? clerk? is excellent. The director "held him down" and he was very believable. I personally couldn't keep my eyes off his teeth, trying to figure out why they were so WHITE and ODD. I think maybe he had clear braces, but what the heck do I know. I just know I was fixated on his choppers.

Here in Houston, at a matinee, old folks get in for six and one half bucks.... that's pretty beautiful.

It'd be a great date movie.... and she'll owe you big time.

I'm not into the tech aspects, per se, but the film had a "dreamy" quality that was nice and romantic. The gardens are absolutely stunning and made me want to go home and start planting and paving and errecting gazebos.

Old folks, if I liked it, I think you'll like it too.
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Is this something that will do well because it is good, or because a lot of guys get dragged by the gfs?
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I saw it yesterday with my wife. She didn't drag me. First of all I like fantasies when done well. I even like "chick flicks" when done well. Few are but I thought this one was everything the OP said. The leads were utterly charming and likable and I cared about what happened (as predictable as the final outcome was).

This movie gets from me:

a solid ***/****.
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If you couldn't see that it was going to be a chick flick from the preview or even the poster alone... you really need to buy a clue.
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Jon Heder and Reese Witherspoon I don't care that its a chick flick i wanna see it,and ill be a hero to the girl I go with because I'll suggest it.
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I've actually been looking forward to this since I first so the trailer. Glad to hear it's good.
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hell, I even liked it and I tend to be harsh on the current crop of Hollywood films.
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Another for this one - well-made and played to perfection. Don't go expecting to see a great movie, but most should find it thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying, which is more than you can say for the majority of movies out there.
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Not sure which thread is the "official" one (maybe they should be merged?), so here is what I posted in the other one:

Originally Posted by talemyn
Saw this on Friday and enjoyed it.

- Mark Rufalo was really funny and he and Reese had good chemistry on screen. The romance aspect grew kind of heavy, but they managed to balance it out well with some really solid comedy.
- Some of the story line was predictable, but they managed to slip in some good twists as well.
- I don't remember seeing him in the trailers, but I thought Heder did a decent job (nothing Oscar, but not completely a repeat of Napolean). If nothing else, he was cast appropriately.

Overall, if you're going to go see a romantic comedy, this is a pretty decent one to see.
Hey . . . movielib and I agreed!!

Originally Posted by movielib
I saw it yesterday with my wife. She didn't drag me. First of all I like fantasies when done well. I even like "chick flicks" when done well. Few are but I thought this one was everything the OP said. The leads were utterly charming and likable and I cared about what happened (as predictable as the final outcome was).

This movie gets from me:

a solid ***/****.
Oh, wait . . . that's because we're not in "Other".
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Originally Posted by talemyn
Not sure which thread is the "official" one (maybe they should be merged?), so here is what I posted in the other one:

Hey . . . movielib and I agreed!!

Oh, wait . . . that's because we're not in "Other".
Some of us can separate fantasy from reality.
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Originally Posted by movielib
Some of us can separate fantasy from reality.














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Originally Posted by talemyn
Not sure which thread is the "official" one (maybe they should be merged?), so here is what I posted in the other one:
I did every kind of search I could think of TRYING to find a post on this movie.

I don't know if this is just the worst seach engine I've ever encountered or if I'm too dumb to live..... but SORRY.... thanks for 'merging'.... usually "they' just shut my stuff down and I'm left with 'puter ink' on my face.... haha....

Glad all the GUYS liked the movie! I'm proud of all of you! Yea!
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seen it and liked it. My favorite part is when the "ghostbusters" come, you hear the music and see these goofy guys saying they caught the sprit. best part of the movie.
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The new TV spots are giving away that she's
Spoiler:
actually in a coma.
I wonder why?
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
The new TV spots are giving away that she's
Spoiler:
actually in a coma.
I wonder why?
The film is slipping at the box office (and didn't open strong), and Dreamworks wants to reassure folks the film isn't creepy.
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Of course the film didn't open strong, folks have had enough Reese Witherspoon romantic comedies at this point, and I think it is starting to show.
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Saw it. Liked it. Dragged by the wife. I think that I might have been the only guy there.
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
The new TV spots are giving away that she's
Spoiler:
actually in a coma.
I wonder why?
I'm so glad I didn't know that going in.
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Originally Posted by movielib
I'm so glad I didn't know that going in.
Me too . . . I picked up on it about 10-15 minutes prior to the reveal . . .
Spoiler:
when Napolean says something like "that's most alive dead person that I've ever seen"
. . . but, it would have really sucked to know it at the beginning.
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Liked it. Saw it with some friends. Wife couldn't make it.

To me, a "chick flick" is one that you wouldn't go to unless your "chick" dragged you. I didn't think this was going to be one of those and didn't think it was.
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very cute, thought it was a neat concept for a romantic comedy. Jon Heder was cool.

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