A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

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A husband and wife tangle with an investigator over her dead brother's million-dollar insurance policy.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kharl Anton Leigh ...
Young Boy Rodriguez
Abe Holt
Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo ...
Mr. Rodriguez
Damon Younger ...
Long Haired Man
Alfred Harmsworth ...
Vladas Bagdonas ...
Felix Eyjólfsson ...
Auto Mechanic
Margrét Ólafsdóttir ...
Elderly lady in the Park
Birgir Sigurðsson ...
Elderly man in a commercial (as Birgir Sigurdsson)


After a suspicious fatal car accident in Hastings where the identity of the victim was forged, the Quality Life insurance company sends their smart investigator Abe Holt to identify the body. The unique beneficiary of the one million dollars death benefit is the sister of the victim, Isold, who lives with her son Thor and her husband Fred in a poor cabin in the middle of nowhere. Along the investigation, Abe discloses the truth about the fraud, but feels sorry for Isold and Thor and tries to help them with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There is no such thing as a no fault death. See more »


Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »





Release Date:

26 December 2005 (Iceland)  »

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A Fraude  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Solid indie thriller
14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie shows what's great about film festivals. So many movies, and they're not tied down to every Hollywood cliché in the book.

The way Little Trip plays out is hard to describe. Forest Whitaker plays an insurance investigator, a company man. He comes to know Julia Stiles' character, a vulnerable housewife living with an unpredictable screw-up (Renner) on barren tundra.

The relationship between Stiles & Renner was intricate yet believable. And the relationship between Stiles & Whitaker is surprising. I didn't see the ending coming, which I appreciate always. I'm so tired of formulaic thrillers. This movie reminded me of movies from the 70's - the good old days when every plot point wasn't spoon fed. It has style and feeling like classics from that time too.

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