Just Like Heaven is a romantic comedy fantasy movie. Elizabeth Masterson (Reese Witherspoon), is a young emergency room physician in San Francisco, who has no time for love because she works a lot. On her way to a blind date, she had a serious accident. Three months later, David Abbott (Mark Ruffalo), a landscape architect, who is recovering from the loss of his wife (who died of brain aneurysm x2 years ago), is looking for a place to rent. He moves-in to Elizabeth’s apartment fully furnished, and he specifically likes her couch. STRANGE THINGS ARE HAPPENING TO HIM IN THIS APARTMENT, AND HE DOES NOT KNOW WHY HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SEE AND TALK TO THIS SPIRIT. He had the place exorcised, but the spirit stayed. However, they begin to bond. He takes her out of town to a beautiful landscaped garden he designed. She tells him it looks familiar (that she saw it in her dreams before, but cannot remember where). With the help of Darryl (John Heder), the psychic bookstore clerk, David and Elizabeth investigate to find out who she is. It led them to a hospital, find she is not dead but in a coma in a hospital where she works as a physician. Her body is being kept alive on life support for the last three months there.
When David discovers that she will be disconnected from this breathing machine, and will be allowed to die soon, he made plans. But when he told Elizabeth's sister Abby (Dina Waters) the truth, she thinks David is a lunatic and drives him out of the house. In desperation, he asks Jack (Donal Logue), his friend and therapist, to steal her body from the hospital. At the bedside, Jack recognizes her face, stating she was the "no-show" blind date he arranged for David, that the reason he could see her is because they were meant to meet. David admits that he loves Elizabeth, that he does not want her to die. In the commotion, they were discovered by the hospital security guard, wrestled David down on the floor, pulled Jack from Elizabeth in the hallway, accidentally pulling her breathing tube. David saw the dying Elizabeth on the gurney, wrestled his way out from the security guard and frantically kisses her. Amazingly, her heart beat returns and awakens from the coma. But she does not remember anything about it or David. She pulls away her hand when he tries to touch her. David leaves the room sad. After discharge from the hospital, she returns to the apartment. She is drawn to the rooftop, and sees a beautiful landscaped garden there. David is there. Apparently, he landscaped the rooftop while she was recuperating at the hospital (by entering and using the spare key she shared with him as the spirit Elizabeth). Just as he is about to leave, she asks for her key back. When their hands touched, she remembered everything about David, and they kissed passionately. A very inspiring movie, wow. It reminds me of Sleeping Beauty and the Prince’s kiss, but this is better. Much more realistic. Mark Ruffalo and Reese Witherspoon have 100% chemistry together. I have watched it 5x already. I rewind the DVD to the hallway dying scene multiple times, watch and observe the faces of those people around them during this emotional moment. Precious emotions.