Over Her Dead Body Lifeless

Longoria Parker picture about a vengeful ghost is most disappointing
By Marcia Greenwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2008 10:26 AM CST

(Newser) – The screwball comedy Over Her Dead Body isn’t as bad as, say, The Hottie & the Nottie, “this year's gold standard for cinematic awfulness,” writes James Berardinelli of ReelViews.com. Still, it’s ”as mediocre a motion picture as you're likely to find in a multiplex this season," he grouses.

Starring Eva Longoria Parker as the ghost of a bridezilla determined not to let go of the flesh-and-blood man she was supposed to marry, the movie suffers from "borderline incompetent  direction and a series of humorous situations that are less than fresh,” says AO Scott of the New York Times. Then there’s the matter of Parker’s distractingly over-bronzed skin, which makes her look like “the glazed centerpiece of a Christmas feast,” writes Scott Tobias of The Onion.