Monday, 21 February 2011

A Little Bit of Heaven film review

A Little Bit of Heaven is a heart wrenching romantic comedy, taking you through different emotions from exhilaration to despair. The film was directed by Nicole Kasell. It stars Kate Hudson, who performed in the award winning film Nine and Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee, Kathy Bates as well as St. Trinians and Hot Fuzz actress, Lucy Punch.

When Marley Corbett (Kate Hudson) finds out that she is dying of colon cancer, she hopelessly falls in love with her doctor. However the danger of falling in love is scarier than dying from the deadly illness. 

Marley is not known as the girl that wants to settle down with the perfect man and start a family. She is a fun loving girl that just likes to have fun with her friends and live life to the full. She works hard as an advertising executive for an advertising agency. When she notices that she is loosing weight, she thinks it is time to go to the hospital. This is where she conveniently meets Julian Goldstein (Gael Garcia Bernal). He is Jewish Mexican doctor with a cheeky smile and a tendency to tell terrible jokes. Marley falls in love. As her health deteriorates, her world falls apart and she starts to have visions from God (Whoopi Goldberg). 

Kate Hudson did not get the opportunity to play the glamorous character in this film. She spent most of it in baggy clothes and caked in pale foundation, in the hope of looking like a cancer patient. However, this poor attempt of styling and make up did not work and it just made Hudson look old. 

A Little Bit of Heaven is filled to the brim with fantastic award nominated actors and actresses. If you are not the one for typical soppy romantic comedies, this film is not for you as the script is predictable. However, the film is easy to follow and brilliant for a date.

The hilarious one-liners from all the cast ensures this film is packed with laughter and happiness. Although be prepared to weep throughout, so make sure those tissues are packed! If you liked the films PS I love you and The Notebook this is definitely a must see!