Sunday, May 28, 2006

Tonight's Movie: Just Like Heaven (2005)

As is probably apparent by now thanks to this weekend's numerous blog posts on movies, we are enjoying a "movie vacation at home" this long weekend! I don't know when the last time was I saw so many movies in such a short time frame; it's been a lot of fun.

We really enjoy Reese Witherspoon, and JUST LIKE HEAVEN was no exception. This is an old-fashioned (well, except for that scene with the neighbor...), feel-good romantic comedy -- not a great film, but the kind of solid entertainment that Hollywood once put out on a much more regular basis.

As I recall, it didn't get especially strong reviews when it came out, but I suspect that's at least in part because the critics are judging every movie against whether or not it's a four-star classic, rather than if it gives viewers 90 minutes of entertainment. Weighed on the latter scale, JUST LIKE HEAVEN delivers and leaves a smile on your face. The movie's beautiful views of San Francisco are an added bonus. :)

JUST LIKE HEAVEN is available on DVD.


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