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A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

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

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Baltasar Kormákur

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Kharl Anton Leigh Kharl Anton Leigh ... Young Boy Rodriguez
Peter Coyote ... Frank
Forest Whitaker ... Abe Holt
Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo ... Mr. Rodriguez
Damon Younger ... Long Haired Man
Jeremy Renner ... Fred
Joanna Scanlan ... Josie
Iddo Goldberg ... Russle
Philip Jackson ... William
Julia Stiles ... Isold
Alfred Harmsworth Alfred Harmsworth ... Thor
Vladas Bagdonas ... Coroner
Felix Eyjólfsson Felix Eyjólfsson ... Auto Mechanic
Margrét Ólafsdóttir Margrét Ólafsdóttir ... Elderly lady in the Park
Birgir Sigurðsson Birgir Sigurðsson ... Elderly man in a commercial (as Birgir Sigurdsson)
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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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Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Iceland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2005 (Iceland) See more »

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Hastings, Minnesota, USA See more »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Filmed In Iceland, This Is Intriguing, But Ending Hurts It
13 December 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was an intriguing, although not satisfying,, movie and one I still felt was worth my few bucks I paid to rent it.

It was filmed in Iceland - one of the few films I've heard of with that locale - but the story in the film takes place somewhere in Midwestern America. I knew that going in, so it made it kind of strange to view, in that respect. However, the story seemed very realistic. In parts, it almost felt like a documentary, it was so real and atmospheric.

However, as much as I enjoyed the movie, and particularly Forest Whitaker with his odd accent, the ending was a big disappointment. The film had so much promise up until then.

Some people say this film had the feel of a Coen Brothers movie, and I agree with that. To some, this might also have been a bit slow or boring but I thought it had unique atmosphere to it. With a more satisfying ending, I would have bought the DVD and watched it several more times.


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