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A Little Bit Of Heaven
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Jun 19, 2012 By: Stephanie Cooke
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Director:
Nicole Kassell

Actors:
Kate Hudson
Gael Garcia Bernal
Lucy Punch

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A guarded woman finds out she's dying of cancer, but when she meets her match, the threat of falling in love is scarier than death.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
When movies are really good or really bad, its a lot easier to come up with words to convey how one felt about the film. When a film is only mediocre though, most of the words that immediately come to mind are along the lines of meh. Kate Hudson will forever have a special place in my heart because of her role as Penny Lane in Almost Famous, but the terrible movies she insists on signing on for are really starting to wear thin on my adoration for her. I think Ive seen just about everything shes ever done and I can honestly say that there are only a couple non-duds in the mix. KATE, for love of cinema: GO BACK TO MAKING GOOD MOVIES.

I want to say that A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN tries very hard to not be clich, but that would be a lie. Its entirely possible that they are, in fact, trying to be exceptionally clich. Pretty and successful girl makes her own fate, until she gets cancer. Pretty, successful girl (now with cancer) doesnt want to open up to any boys until she meets one that makes her change her mind. A DREAMY DOCTOR. Too bad Doctor McDreamy is practically trademarked to Greys Anatomy.

The dialogue isnt even that hokey for the film and the writing isnt that terrible either. Its just not very good and it makes the film one shoulder shrug away from being forgotten after I finish writing this review.
THE EXTRAS
Cast and Crew Interviews: This feature is exactly what it sounds like: interviews with the cast and crew. They all talk about their roles in the film and all the typical Making Of feature shenanigans. Gael Garcia Bernal actually seems pretty confused about his role in the film and all I can say to him is this: For future reference, dont make movies with KATE HUDSON. Unless she makes a comeback in something like Almost Famous 2: The Hip-Hopera.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
There are very few reasons that I can think of to watch this film. Its not the worst chick flick Ive ever seen, but its far from being one I would ever watch again or even recommend to a friend. So I suppose thats where Ill leave things: unless there is absolutely nothing else to watch, dont bother.

As a random sidebar, I cant quite fathom why crazy women are romanticized in these movies. Like, if I were Gael Garcia Bernals character, Id be all Check ya LATER lady cancer or not, youre effing NUTS! but no. The dreamy man always falls for the crazy lady. Whatevs.

ONE LAST NOTE: A small cameo is made by one of my favourite TV characters. Or more accurately, the person who plays the character makes an appearance in the movie. It isnt a great role and I dont want to spoil who it is, but it rhymes with Shmyrion Cannister. I dont think its worth checking out the film just for him, but it did put a smile on my face. But yeah, Ill be over in the corner being punny if needed.
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