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Mark Ruffalo Romcoms

When David (Mark Ruffalo) moves in to his new apartment, the last thing he expected was a roommate no one but him could see. And when Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon) comes home the last thing she expects to find is a strange man in her apartment that claims he lives there. This makes no sense to her since she’s still very much alive and well or is she? She has no memories of what’s happened over the course of several days and has a hard time accepting her untimely demise while David struggles with accepting the unexpected death of his wife Laura. The unlikely pair end up helping each other process each other’s tragedies, saving each other, and in the end return them both to the Land of the Living.

A ghost falling in love with a living human being is a fun concept for a romantic comedy. I loved it! It was funny and a bit a bit of an emotional rollercoaster at the same time. It’s definitely a new favorite. It’s got some typical PG-13 issues like language including misuses of the names God and Jesus,several uses of hell and ass, and one use each of damn, damnit, and shit. Some scenes take place in an occult bookstore and a couple occult practices are shown. There’s also a couple sexual situations (Nothing personal is shown onscreen), but this movie should be fine for most older teens and adults. It’s a cute story, but some of the content might be uncomfortable for a Conservative Christian audience. You can buy or rent Just Like Heaven from online retailers.

When 13 year old Jenna’s (Christa B. Allen) birthday party goes all wrong she wishes that she could be “thirty, flirty, and thriving.” Her wish comes true and she wakes up as 30 year old woman. Adult Jenna (Jennifer Garner has everything she ever wanted including being part of the popular crowd and having her dream job working for her favorite magazine. She quickly realizes that all is not how it’s cracked up to be when she finds out that her best friend Matty (Mark Ruffalo) is no longer part of her life. It’s only after reconnecting with him that she starts to learn about the things in life that are truly important like being popular isn’t all that it seems and who her real friends are. I really enjoyed this movie, and in my opinion, it has the perfect ending.♥️ Plus the Thriller dance scene is a blast to watch and is one of my favorite scenes in the movie.

A large part of the comedy in 13 Going on 30 involves Jenna reacting to adult situations including several sexual encounters which her newly teenaged mind isn’t prepared to handle. Including her boyfriend staying the night, and performing a strip tease where he strips down to his underwear and dances around in what he thinks is a seductive manner (It’s not). There’s also some language including several misuses of God’s name and one misuse of the name Jesus, words like bitch, ass, and bullshit also make an appearance. 13 Going on 30 will be enjoyed by older teens and and adults. You can stream it now on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service.

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