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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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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed entirely in New Orleans. See more »

Goofs

When Marley is drunk riding her bike, the car that is behind her (going same direction) is the in front of her ( opposite direction) See more »

Quotes

Marley Corbett: Oh my God... wait a minute. Oh my God, I mean... are you God?
God: Not really, this is just the way you wanted to see me.
Marley Corbett: Well, I love, I love Whoopi. So that's, that's probably why.
God: Yeah, me too.
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Connections

Featured in Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) See more »

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Shine
Written and performed by Laura Izibor
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An unrealistic portrayal of a cancer patient
26 November 2011 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a young career woman who has to re-prioritise her life after finding out she has cancer.

I was hoping "A Little Bit of Heaven" would mix romantic comedy with some tear jerking drama about coping with cancer, but the film shows almost only romantic comedy. Kate Hudson acts well but her role as a woman battling with terminal cancer is so unconvincing. She even has ALL her hair even after her chemotherapy! It so irresponsible that her character blatantly disregards treatment just to get some love from her doctor. The tone of the film is just wrong, it does not acknowledge the suffering of cancer patients and the loved ones around. I find "A Little Bit of Heaven" an unrealistic portrayal of the life of a terminal cancer patient, minimising and invalidating the physical and psychological issues they face.

If "A Little Bit of Heaven" drops the cancer subplot, and just states that Marley has a serious illness that changes her attitude towards life, it would have been less offensive to cancer patients and survivors.


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