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Over Her Dead Body

Genre

Comedy - Romance

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Release Date

01 Feb 2008
Story
Over Her Dead Body film revolves around three characters Kate (Eva Longoria Parker), Henry (Paul Rudd) and Ashley (Lake Bell). Kate and Henry are about to be married, but on the day of their wedding, Kate is accidentally killed by an ice sculpture angel when it falls on her, after an argument with the sculptor about the lack of wings.

After a year, Henry reluctantly agrees to consult a psychic named Ashley at the urging of his sister Chloe, arguing that Kate may tell him to get on with his life. Chloe gives Ashley Kate's diary so that Ashley learns information about Kate which seemingly demonstrates psychic abilities. Despite his initial skepticism over these abilities, Henry is impressed. Moreover, Henry and Ashley fall in love.

On the other hand, Kate, after realizing that she is back on Earth, is unsure of what she's supposed to do. She bumps into the ghost of the sculptor to find out that he died as well. He tells her that they are supposed to deal with their unfinished business. Thus, Kate is led to believe that her job is to protect Henry. Later on, Kate, who only Ashley can see, harasses Ashley to force her to break up with Henry. Ashley persists, but Henry discovers the fraud with the diary and breaks up the relationship.

The ghost of the sculptor meets Kate again. And after chatting with him, she realizes that she wants Henry to be happy after all. The movie ends with Henry and Ashley getting married and Kate going back to the room where she originally met the mysterious angel woman who doesn't let her enter heaven because she had not settled her unfinished business.

An extra storyline is about Ashley's assistant Dan (Jason Biggs) who has claimed for years to be gay, allowing him to be Ashley's best friend without sexual connotations. She is upset when Dan confesses to be heterosexual, and to have lied to her because he liked the intimacy, even though it was non-sexual. Nevertheless, they go on vacation together after Ashley and Henry break up. Being in love with her, Dan is disappointed that Ashley chooses Henry. However, Dan and Chloe fall in love during Henry & Ashley's wedding.