Over Her Dead Body
…and yet another rom com from 2008…
Kate is tragically (yet comically) killed on her wedding day. A year later, her fiancé, Henry, is having trouble moving on with his life. Henry’s sister, Chloe, drags him to see a psychic. She organises for the psychic, Ashley, to fake contact with the dead Kate. She thinks if Henry has contact with Kate, he may feel happier. But Henry and Ashley develop feelings for each other. So Kate decides to intervene from beyond, appear as a ghost to Ashley, and scare her off. But Ashley fights for Henry. Kate can never get Henry back, so will she let him be happy with some-one else?
I love Lake Bell (see It’s Complicated, What Happens in Vegas, No Strings Attached) but have only seen her in supporting roles. I was very excited to see her in a lead role, and I think she did a pretty good job. Paul Rudd always plays the loveable, good guy – I think, however, he’s been in funnier roles. I also like Lindsay Sloane, she’s a great rom com support female. So put them all together and the flick works. It’s not great, but it works.