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Release Date: February 1st, 2008

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
After his fiancée, Kate (Eva Longoria Parker), dies in an accident on their wedding day, veterinarian Henry (Paul Rudd) grows depressed. To help him move on, his sister has him visit psychic Ashley (Lake Bell) and gives her Kate's diary. Ashley uses the journal's details to convincingly deliver the fake message that Kate wants Henry to move on. However, Kate's ghost is watching over Ashley and Henry. Furious when they fall for each other, she vows to sabotage their relationship.

Cast: Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Lindsay Sloane, Jason Biggs, Stephen Root, Kali Rocha, Morgan Sheppard

Director: Jeff Lowell

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Gold Circle Films, Safran Company

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Rudd is an underappreciated comic actor, and his line readings are the best thing in the film, but the bland role barely taps his talent. Amid the rest of the cast's one-note posing, his scenes with a parrot have a spontaneity and wit otherwise in short supply. show more

  • What ensues may be predictable, but the slapstick performances of Rudd and Bell are anything but. They court, they spark, and a few times they catch comic fire. show more

  • 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 to see it is not at all. show more

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