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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.


Nicole Kassell


Gren Wells





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Hudson ... Marley Corbett
Gael García Bernal ... Julian Goldstein
Kathy Bates ... Beverly Corbett
Lucy Punch ... Sarah Walker
Romany Malco ... Peter Cooper
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Renee Blair (as Rosemarie Dewitt)
Whoopi Goldberg ... God
Treat Williams ... Jack Corbett
Steven Weber ... Rob Randolf
Peter Dinklage ... Vinnie
Alan Dale ... Dr. Sanders
Jason Davis ... Thomas Blair
Bailey Bass Bailey Bass ... Cammie Blair
Charlotte Bass Charlotte Bass ... Cammie Blair
Brett Rice ... Ad Agency Client


An irreverent young woman who uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious has a life-changing visit with her doctor.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Life starts now.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]





Release Date:

4 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Earthbound See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,011, 6 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,011, 6 May 2012
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Much more emotional then the preview let on. Very good and very much worth seeing. I recommend this. I say B+
10 June 2012 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"I have cancer...who wants desert." Marley Corbett (Hudson) is a young and fiery ad executive. She has everything going for her. Great friends and a personal life that she is OK with. After a visit to the doctor changes her life she decides that a change to her personal life is needed, fast. Without trying to give too much away I have to say the preview was misleading (to me anyway). I was expecting a comedy along the lines of "50/50". While this did have some funny moments in this it is much more of an emotional movie then I expected. I don't want you to misunderstand me on this because this was a very good movie and I enjoyed it quite a bit, but don't go in expecting to laugh as much as you did at "50/50". I would compare this more to the TV show "Big C". The movie is good and definitely worth watching but this is more of a love story then I expected as well. Not to sound morbid, but I would call "50/50" more of a guy's cancer movie while this one is more of a chick flick. Both are good but I liked "50/50" more. Overall, funny and emotional and very much worth watching. I give it a B+.

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