I asked for the movie Just Like Heaven on DVD last Christmas just because I loved the fabulous wood-paneled San Francisco apartment in it. Based on the number of requests I’ve gotten from readers to see it, I’m not alone! Reese Witherspoon played Elizabeth, a hard-working doctor who doesn’t have much of a personal life. She does, however, own an apartment in this Victorian Russian Hill building with killer views of the city from every room…
After she’s in a terrible car crash, a landscape architect named David (Mark Ruffalo) rents her place. There’s a catch, though: her spirit is still living there, and she wants him out.
Leslie Dixon, a San Francisco native who co-wrote the film, used to live in this apartment building. They actually only shot 10 days in San Francisco The interiors of the dream apartment were built entirely on a soundstage.
The hallway is beautiful but looks a little spooky in this shot…almost like it belongs to the house in “American Horror Story.”
The movie is based on a novel called If Only It Were True by the French author Marc Levy.
Up on the Roof:
SF Gate reports, “The sweeping vista was filmed from the deck of a slightly more elevated apartment one block away on Russian Hill at Taylor and Green, according to location manager Rory Enke.”
I won’t spoil the ending for those of you who haven’t seen it, but it was kind of a surprise. Did you see it coming?