A Little Bit of Heaven
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(Jun 12, 2012)
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I'm not much for the "Chick Flick"/romance genre, but this movie wowed me.
Kate Hudson put in a performance of such quality, that I haven't seen from her since "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". She starts out fun and flirty with a bit of despicable mixed in. Then her character moved me to a bit of hatred for the treatment she issued to her family and friends. Then towards the end she made me fall in love with her character and almost come to tears for her predicament.
There's a lot of teaching, learning and cameraderie throughout the movie. There are laughs shared and tears shed between the characters. Every single moment within the movie feels genuine, and I can genuinely see myself or anybody else going through the same phases if faced with a similar situation. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to find out that this was based on a true life story(don't remember seeing that stated anywhere in the movie though).
This movie has sufficient humor to be a comedy, sufficient grief to be a tragedy and just enough love to be a romance that doesn't make you nauseous. There is only one truly over the top moment in the movie, but it's at the end. The biggest tragedy is this movie will only be in limited release at a few theatres just weeks before the DVD comes out.
Set in New Orleans, Marley is on top as an advertising executive and at the pinnacle of her career succeeding on her own terms. She is fulfilled through her high power status enjoying many gratifying friendships and is completely lovable as her story unfolds and develops.
Marley's most relevant friendship is with the wonderful Rosemarie DeWitt (Renee). Kathy Bates and Treat Williams portray her divorced parents. First completely self-absorbed, emotionally vacant and severely critical of Marley. One could easily respect her apprehension toward committed relationships with her bickering mother and father. As Beverly and Jack, they give a wonderful turn in their spot-on roles of her parents.
Marley begins to notice herself feeling drained, fatigued and being told she is losing weight. At her friends urging she visits Dr. Julian Goldstein, the superlative actor Gael Garcia Bernal in a different role for him. I enjoyed Bernal in this movie. He is charming through the dichotomy of feelings he starts having for Marley and is quite shy owning a sweet uncomfortable nature.Read more ›
Marley Corbett (Kate Hudson) is a beautiful ad executive who collects one night stands lake a magnet - by her own choosing. She is afraid of commitment, perhaps reflecting her experience with her parents Beverly Corbett (Kathy Bates) and Jack Corbett (Treat Williams) - a couple who seem perennially at odds with each other and the world and maintain a distance form Marley. Marley has solid friendships: Sarah (Lucy Punch) tries to learn feminine wiles techniques from Marley, Renee (Rosemarie DeWitt) has Marley babysit her delightful child Cammie while she tends to mothering and wifeing with her husband (Jason Davis - she is again pregnant), her boss Rob (Steven Weber) and her gay next door neighbor Peter Cooper (Romany Malco). Marley sleeps with lots of attractive guys but when they begin to talk about longterm relationships, Marley backs off.
At the advertising agency Marley is asked if she is losing weight, a question that drives Marley to the doctor. Her new physician is Dr.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I felt like this movie was written for me. A somewhat wake up call, to seize the day and be grateful for what I have every day. Perfect for when you need a good cry!Published 1 month ago by Erin C.
Though it's a very sad story, it does have some comedy. Kate Hudson, is a brilliant actress and quite convincing in this role. Well worth the tears I promise you.Published 2 months ago by Melissa Maycroft
Kate is great in lightweight rom-coms and usually has little to do except flash her girlish smile and flaunt her seductive charm and comedic timing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Birder Girl