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A Little Bit of Heaven

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, including crude references, and language.

Reviewed by: Dan Willis

Extremely Offensive
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Romance Comedy Drama
1 hr. 46 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
May 4, 2012
DVD: June 12, 2012
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FEAR, Anxiety and Worry—What does the Bible say? Answer

death and the Bible

being afraid of opening up to true love and commitment

TRUE LOVE—What is true love and how do you know when you have found it? Answer

Sex, Love and Relationships
Learn how to make your love the best it can be. Discover biblical answers to questions about sex, marriage, sexual addictions, and more.
cancer patient

Where did CANCER come from? Answer

How did bad things come about? Answer

Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer

What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer

Does God feel our pain? Answer

What kind of world would you create? Answer



How can we know there’s a God? Answer

What if the cosmos is all that there is? Answer

If God made everything, who made God? Answer

What does God say? Answer

Is Jesus Christ God? Answer

Is Jesus Christ the answer to your questions?
Discover the good news that Jesus Christ offers

Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer

afterlife—eternal life and eternal deathHell

GAY—What’s wrong with being gay? Answer

What about gays needs to change? Answer

Read stories about those who have struggled with homosexuality

mother daughter relationship

doctor patient relationship

father daughter relationship

Featuring: Peter Dinklage … Vinnie
Kate HudsonMarley Corbett
Lucy Punch … Sarah Walker
Romany Malco … Peter Cooper
Gael García BernalJulian Goldstein
Kathy BatesBeverly Corbett
Whoopi Goldberg … God
Rosemarie DeWitt … Renee Blair
Johann Urb … Doug
Steven Weber … Rob Randolph
Treat Williams … Jack Corbett
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Director: Nicole Kassell
Producer: Davis Entertainment
The Film Department
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Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

“Life starts now.”

The film takes us into the life of a 30-something business woman who is in the prime of her life. A promotion, physical beauty, wealth and a great group of friends are all there. The only problem? She has terminal cancer. The process of preparing for the inevitable begins and a quest to experience true love with it.

This film is ripe with reasons to avoid it. From inappropriate dialog and drag clubs to recreational sexual activity and extremely inappropriate language. The film carries a lesson, but you need to dive into a pile of fertilizer to grab it.

The spiritual issue that the film is wrestling with is the fear of death. They are trying to represent how scary death can be and how hard it can be to face it. “God” makes an appearance as Whoopi Goldberg throughout the film, but it portrays God as a “wish giver.” As a whole, the culmination of the movie comes down to worldly solutions to face death (wealth, friendships, and romance), rather than turning to God.

Skip it. Please do yourself a favor and pass on this one. This theme of facing death is a common one and can be found in many other films, both Christian and secular. For the momentary shimmers of something of value, this film is not worth sitting through an hour and a half of worldly vices.

Violence: None / Profanity: Heavy / Sex/Nudity: Extreme

Where did CANCER come from? Answer

FEAR, Anxiety and Worry—What does the Bible say? Answer

hope and the Bible

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Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Neutral—I watched this film to the end. While there are some scenes that are a little offensive with the sexual nature, I think, over all, it was “okay”. The general story line of a woman living a wild life hit with reality of cancer, then finding someone who loves and accepts her for who she is, was a good story. It teaches us to appreciate the life God has given us, and the people in it. Also, to celebrate a life of someone once they have passed on hopefully to eternity with our Heavenly Father.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Jennifer, age 41 (USA)
Negative—We watched about 15 minutes of this movie and turned it off to send back. It was pure immorality, and every scene during that short time was about something sexual. From marketing condoms, standing on the street, publicly yelling out the name of a man’s male organ, listening to a sexual encounter behind a closed door and then seeing the actors in bed, we were overwhelmed with the depravity. When the main actress, Kate Hudson, explained to a very small child that Kate’s breasts were real, while her Barbie doll’s were false, we’d had more than enough! It is one of the most inappropriate movies I’ve ever seen.
—Norma, age 60’s (USA)

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