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  • Summary: Marley Corbett is young, beautiful, and wildly funny, but she’s afraid of opening herself up to true love and commitment. Though she uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious, a life-changing visit to her doctor sends both of them on an eye-opening adventure of mutualMarley Corbett is young, beautiful, and wildly funny, but she’s afraid of opening herself up to true love and commitment. Though she uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious, a life-changing visit to her doctor sends both of them on an eye-opening adventure of mutual discovery, leading to revelations neither thought possible. (Millennium Entertainment)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 16 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Emma Dibdin
    Apr 28, 2012
    60
    While the marriage of fluffy comedy and terminal illness was always going to be an uncomfortable one, this is an understated, genuinely poignant weepie bolstered by a top-drawer cast.
  2. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    May 1, 2012
    50
    What's missing is honesty. It has been supplanted by artifice.
  3. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    May 3, 2012
    30
    The movie perks up during Dinklage's scene as an escort, and screeches to a painful halt for a few conversations with God, who's played by a cloud-roosting Whoopi Goldberg. In a sophomore letdown from "The Woodsman," director Nicole Kassell gives the film no energy or rhythm, while the script pushes all the pre-set buttons.
  4. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Apr 28, 2012
    20
    An only fitfully convincing Hudson leads a strong-on-paper cast, but most of the actors look uncomfortable here, particularly Gael Garcia Bernal as her love interest.
  5. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    May 3, 2012
    20
    There is nothing the slightest bit heavenly about this project, which is wrong-headed in just about every department.
  6. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    May 2, 2012
    16
    Terminal colon cancer has never looked more fetching than in the critically ill romantic-disease comedy A Little Bit of Heaven.
  7. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    May 3, 2012
    0
    As far as director Nicole Kassell and writer Gren Wells are concerned, the C in Big C must stand for cute. The film reaches into the pits of moviegoing hell when it finds Marley on a celestial white couch, ringed in billowing white curtains, communing with God. And God is embodied by Whoopi Goldberg.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I'm entirely shocked by some of these reviews... I felt that this movie was incredible. It is a story of a woman who learns unfortunate information and uses humor in serious/uncomfortable situation(s). Whoopi Goldberg was a perfect "God" for Hudson's character, Marley. They are a perfect fit! I was extremely moved by the Bernal's performance of Dr. Goldstein, Punch's performance of Marley's friend, Sarah, etc... I found this story very moving and personally life changing as I feel a connection with Marley. Furthermore, I now know that I will be having a Celebration of Life when my life here comes to a halt. I recommend this movie to all. Expand
  2. Jun 17, 2012
    10
    what can i say? its only the greatest mvie ever! seriously, if you love anythign with quality, then you'll absolutely adore this! it's just amazing!!!
  3. Jan 30, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It was an excellent movie! Was a real tear jerker for me yet funny! I recommend this movie and will watch it again! I can relate with being angry with someone you love dying and there is nothing you can do to stop it! And it's hard to be happy in your life knowing someone you love so much it being taken away!!! I give this movie a 10!!!! Expand
  4. Oct 6, 2013
    4
    My wife liked this movie. That means it was bad. I hate to agree with evil left wing lunatics like those at Rolling Stoned but this movie wasMy wife liked this movie. That means it was bad. I hate to agree with evil left wing lunatics like those at Rolling Stoned but this movie was bad. Have I mentioned how bad this movie was? It's as bad as the current president. Wait, the credits at the end were great because that meant the movie was finally over... Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2012
    3
    Yes, this is a bad movie, though out of all the stinkers out there, I am not sure why this should merit the lowest score of anything currentlyYes, this is a bad movie, though out of all the stinkers out there, I am not sure why this should merit the lowest score of anything currently in release. It fails in many ways, but is not so obviously bad at any one point that it made me finally give it up. It's just that when there's such famous actors involved on such a weighty subject, you really expect more. There is no chemistry in the leads, there is no consistency in the actions, it isn't funny (when it tries), it never develops momentum. It also seems odd to have a terminal patient feeling energetic enough to energetically do whatever they want with smiles and laughter so close to death. That aspect finally rings so untrue, I began to wonder how much better it would be to have the script and actors facing some more serious symptoms. When you find yourself wishing for more bad things to happen to a character in a film, that's a bad sign. Expand
  6. May 30, 2012
    0
    Kathy Bates Saves The Movie From Getting A 1 From Critics...
    Thats All I Can Say..
  7. May 5, 2012
    0
    This things happen when you have a terrible idea, with a terrible director, and no great cast, A Little Bit of Heaven, is horrible, really, IThis things happen when you have a terrible idea, with a terrible director, and no great cast, A Little Bit of Heaven, is horrible, really, I like this type of movies, but this is awful. The performances of all the cast are stupid, the story boring and more, this movie is HORRIBLE!! Expand

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