Over Her Dead Body, (12A)

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It is quite mystifying why Eva Longoria Parker, of Desperate Housewives, should have chosen the role she has in this godawful romantic comedy. She plays a Bridezilla who, on the day of her wedding, has no sooner finished ticking off the catering staff than she's hit by a flying ice sculpture – and dies! Don't start cheering just yet, because she returns to earth as a ghost and – guess what? – she's still a snitty control freak. She can't bear the idea of her fiancé (Paul Rudd) finding another love, so when he starts dating a spirit-medium (Lake Bell) she steps in to hijack any possibility of romance.

One fears the worst of Jeff Lowell's screenplay when someone describes a tomato as a vegetable, but that's as nothing to the dire slapstick and Longoria's misjudged turn as the undead meddler. Couldn't they have sent her to hell instead?

View the Over Her Dead Body trailer.