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Tuesday Couch Potatoes – Just like heaven

I’m joining Marce Kikamz’  Tuesday Couch Potatoes for the first time and for my initial entry I choose “Just like heaven”,  a feel-good movie which stars Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo.

I find the movie cute and inspirational. It’s a must-see movie for the hopeless romantic out there. 😀

By the way, the theme requires a movie about angels or miracles. I think my entry would fall under the miracle category. The lead character played by Witherspoon falls into a deep coma after an accident and doctors attending to her are already considering pulling the plug of her life-support system. However, she miraculously wakes up from coma.

Here’s a brief summary of the movie.

Elizabeth Masterson (Witherspoon) is a dedicated, workaholic doctor who is way to busy for a life. One night, she gets into a horrible car accident and becomes a spirit stuck between heaven and earth. She doesn’t know she’s dead and thinks nothing has happened until she meets David Abbot (Ruffalo), a lonely architect, who rents her old apartment. David thinks he’s crazy by seeing Elizabeth’s spirit and tries all ways to get rid of her, but she just won’t go away. Although the two are complete opposites they somehow may just form a relationship.

plot summary and image from here

TCP themes for July (copy from Kikamz’ site):

July 6th: Angels
Movies that show about angels: how they touched human hearts, or how they have fallen or movies showing depicting miracles. There are a number of these movies that have made it to the box office and are really inspirational.

July 13th: The Best Chick Flicks
Sometimes also called gal films, these mostly include formulated romantic comedies, (with mis-matched lovers or female relationships), tearjerkers and gal-pal films, movies about family crises and emotional carthasis, some traditional ‘weepies’ and fantasy-action adventures, sometimes with foul-mouthed and empowered females, and female bonding situations involving families, mothers, daughters, children, women, and women’s issues. These films are often told from the female point of view, and star a female protagonist or heroine.

July 20th: Road Films
Movies that have an episodic journey on the open road (or undiscovered trail), to search for escape or to engage in a quest for some kind of goal — either a distinct destination, or the attainment of love, freedom, mobility, redemption, the finding or rediscovering of oneself, or coming-of-age (psychologically or spiritually).

July 27th: Slightly Epic, Slightly Historic
Epics include costume dramas, historical dramas, war films, medieval romps, or ‘period pictures’ that often cover a large expanse of time set against a vast, panoramic backdrop. Epics often share elements of the elaborate adventure films genre. They take a historical or imagined event, mythic, legendary, or heroic figure, and add an extravagant setting and lavish costumes, accompanied by grandeur and spectacle, dramatic scope, high production values, and a sweeping musical score. They are also often a more spectacular, lavish version of a biopic film. Some ‘sword and sandal’ films (Biblical epics or films occurring during antiquity) qualify as a sub-genre.