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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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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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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including crude references, and language | See all certifications »

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£443,156 (UK) (4 February 2011)

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$10,011 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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Whoopi Goldberg as God tells Kate Hudson's character that when she gets her first wish of $1,000,000, it will only be worth about half a million after taxes. But when she actually gets the money, it's in the form of proceeds on her $1 million life insurance policy. Proceeds from life insurance policies are generally not taxable. See more »

Quotes

Marley Corbett: [holding an ice bag on her head] Hi.
Julian Goldstein: Hi. What happened to you?
Marley Corbett: A street hit me in the face.
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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) See more »

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Love Feelin'
Written by Jennifer Falk
Performed by Aida
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An unrealistic portrayal of a cancer patient
26 November 2011 | by (Earth) – See 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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