Mason Street location was chosen by screenwriter Leslie Dixon, a former
resident of the building. Dixon, who also wrote Mrs.
Doubtfire, might have been better inspired by 2736 Sutter Street,
seen here, also a former residence of the writer. The Sutter Street location
is just a stone's throw from some of San Francisco's lost cemeteries.
Mark Ruffalo and ghost Reese Witherspoon share
a flat at 1660 Mason Street at Green in director Mark Waters'
Just Like Heaven. Though it's not very good, San Franciscans have great
affection for the 2005 romantic comedy because
it was shot during a period when few films were being made here, and because
it features the affable Witherspoon. (If you can get past a scene in
which Witherspoon inhabits Ruffalo's body at the Saloon
in North Beach - a scene derivative of "All of Me"
- you may be able to watch the entire picture.) To their credit, Waters
and company sought to create a "San Francisco as a character in the
movie" movie. The odd DVD cover art sums
up their mixed results. Aside from the Mason Street digs, neighborhood locations
include the Abandoned Planet bookstore at 518 Valencia, Moose's,
and the house at 3857 20th Street
overlooking Dolores Park. Other featured landmarks
and locations include usual suspects
Bay Bridge, Coit
Tower, Caffe Trieste, Washington
Square, Sutro Tower, and the Golden
about Just Like Heaven