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A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 4 May 2012 (USA)
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An irreverent young woman who uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious has a life-changing visit with her doctor.

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Nicole Kassell

Writer:

Gren Wells

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Hudson ... Marley Corbett
Gael García Bernal ... Julian Goldstein
Kathy Bates ... Beverly Corbett
Lucy Punch ... Sarah Walker
Romany Malco ... Peter Cooper
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Renee Blair (as Rosemarie Dewitt)
Whoopi Goldberg ... God
Treat Williams ... Jack Corbett
Steven Weber ... Rob Randolf
Peter Dinklage ... Vinnie
Alan Dale ... Dr. Sanders
Jason Davis ... Thomas Blair
Bailey Bass Bailey Bass ... Cammie Blair
Charlotte Bass Charlotte Bass ... Cammie Blair
Brett Rice ... Ad Agency Client
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An irreverent young woman who uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious has a life-changing visit with her doctor.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Life starts now.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including crude references, and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Earthbound See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,011, 6 May 2012

Gross USA:

$15,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,296,937
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even though Peter Dinklage has a brief part, he was the 4th highest paid person in the film, above Lucy Punch, Whoopi Goldberg, and Treat Williams. See more »

Goofs

When Julian is driving to see Marley in the hospital we see over his shoulder checking the phone we also see the dashboard of his car, on the display is the speed and it shows 0 showing that he is really on a flatbed See more »

Quotes

Marley Corbett: [about to undergo a colonoscopy] Wait a minute. Before we go to whatever base this is we're going to, um, shouldn't I know your first name?
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When The Saints Go Marching In
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looks like a salad, weighs you like big mac
26 October 2013 | by TheMediumCSee all my reviews

In genre it also says "comedy"... well don't fall for that. It is very very dramatic. Like drama-wise; it's much more 'philadelphia' than 'the bucket list' and it should have been more like the second one. It's dark and the jokes or the dancing in the end doesn't make it any more bearable. Kate Hudson and Gael Garcia Bernal are not so bad but the thing is even though Hudson's character is dying, you wait for her to start making a list like how to loose a guy when you're dying because how is her acting here any different than that movie? Bernal is different however romance genre is not a very good fit to him yet, for me his acting is too stable.

I don't say the movie is bad, but it doesn't match to its poster, its colors, its actors... in the end: when this movie ends you feel you have been cheated. Because a movie is a whole with all its elements together (music, cinematography, casting, writing, etc.) and with the first look, you feel like you are going to eat a salad, and when you finished; nope! you just ate whole big mac with extra cheese.. that's just not you ordered! And believe me, once you ate it, you don't feel any good.


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