A Little Bit Of Heaven, a 2011 romantic comedy, in a recent surge, is one of the many movies following the comedic tensions of the protagonist after learning they have cancer. Featuring the acting talents of Kate Hudson, Whoppi Goldberg, and Gael García Bernal, A Little Bit Of Heaven has a lot of acting heavyweights.
Marley Corbett (Kate Hudson) has the ideal life everyone urns for; a high-paying executive job, a great sense of humor, outside beauty, and a sense of humor that lets her appreciate the small things in life. Nothing can wrong for her, even as she skirts love for sex, because she’s comfortable with her life. But when she goes to doctor, everything changes.
Upon learning that she has terminal-cancer, her reaction is unlike any others. She is not sad, or upset, but actually alright with her fate, coming to terms with reality. Her doctor Julian (Gael García Bernal), a guarded man, is bewildered by her dignity and humor in the wake of the news. When a little angel (Whoppi Goldberg) gives her a second chance, she decides to give that thing called “love” another try.
Directed by Nicole Kassell, A Little Bit Of Heaven was released in the United Kingdom in the early months of 2011 to generally positive reviews, citing that film had an interesting spin on how someone with cancer would react to the news. A light-hearted rom-com, A Little Bit Of Heaven delivers what it sets out to.