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Over Her Dead Body

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Source: Catholic News Service

Bland romantic comedy about a psychic (Lake Bell) who falls in love with her reluctant client (Paul Rudd), grieving for his fiancee who died on their wedding day a year earlier, and how the ghost of the intended bride (Eva Longoria Parker) jealously tries to sabotage the budding romance. Writer and first-time director Jeff Lowell's formulaic script is amiably pleasant at best, but never as funny or touching as it aspires to be, though, refreshingly, graphic sexual material typical of this genre is minimal, and there's even a reasonably positive priest character. Some instances of profanity and crass language, passing sexual and gay references, a nongraphic nonmarital sexual encounter, some crude humor and brief partial female nudity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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		<i>¡Viva Cristo Rey!</i> (Long live Christ the King) were the last words Fr. Pro uttered before he was executed for being a Catholic priest and serving his flock. 
<p>Born into a prosperous, devout family in Guadalupe de Zacatecas, Mexico, he entered the Jesuits in 1911, but three years later fled to Granada, Spain, because of religious persecution in Mexico. He was ordained in Belgium in 1925. </p><p>Fr. Pro immediately returned to Mexico, where he served a Church forced to go “underground.” He celebrated the Eucharist clandestinely and ministered the other sacraments to small groups of Catholics. </p><p>He and his brother Roberto were arrested on trumped-up charges of attempting to assassinate Mexico’s president. Roberto was spared but Miguel was sentenced to face a firing squad on November 23, 1927. His funeral became a public demonstration of faith. He was beatified in 1988.</p> American Catholic Blog Virtues guide our behavior according to the directives of faith and reason, leading us toward true freedom based on self-control, which fills us with joy that comes from living a good and moral life.

 
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