Monday 3 October 2011

Today's Review: A Little Bit Of Heaven

Didn't I already review a romantic comedy with Kate Hudson? Oh yeah, turns out she likes to do lots of them. Except this one is much more derpessing.

Hudson plays Marley, a confident working woman who has no need for a man in her life. Until she finds out she has colon cancer that is. Before she discovers this she's visited in a dream by God, who is played by Whoopi Goldberg, just because. Whoopi tells her she's dying, and gives her three wishes. Marley, being Marley, goes all sarcastic and wastes two of them, and then is told that she'll find out the third. Why it can't be to stay alive, I don't know. But surprise surprise, the thing she really needs is to find a man, which she does in the form of her nervous Mexican doctor. So it's time for Marley to face up to her relationship fears, because that's so much harder to do than accept a premature death.

Hudson starts out playing the typical Hudson character, which is basically a bit of a bitch. But I was actually quite surprised to find some real character development in this movie. As Marley degenerates she begins to look really ill, and really does a lot to become a better person and get some closure in her life.

That being said, it's still not that great. It's predictable, some elements are a bit too rushed, and the supporting characters aren't really shelled out too effectively, they're mainly just there to cry a lot. Still, it's better than the few romantic movies I've seen lately, and as the movie wears on it gets more emotional and provides some nice closure. Predictable as it may be, it's sure to jerk a few tears in the emotionally fragile.

My rating: 3/5

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