Summary: Kate Hudson has become the poster girl for particularly lazy romantic comedies, spending nearly her entire career in the genre with efforts such as "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Something Borrowed," and "Alex & Emma." "A Little Bit of Heaven" is her most grotesque production to date, merging googly eyes with colon cancer in a stunningly tasteless picture that's made up entirely of cheap sentiment and wretched direction.
Conclusion: From 'The Woodsman' director Nicole Kassell, 'A Little Bit of Heaven' is the overly schmaltzy tale of a woman confronting her mortality after discovering she has terminal cancer. Starring Kate Hudson and Gael García Bernal, the premise sounds like an overwrought made-for-television melodrama made purely to pull at the heartstrings — and for the most part, that's precisely what it is.
Excerpt: Most movies about dying from cancer don’t have the bouncy high spirits and candy-colored atmosphere of a modern romantic comedy, and, if nothing else, A Little Bit Of Heaven serves as a useful object lesson as to why. Directed by Nicole Kassell ( The Woodsman ) from a script by first-timer Gren Wells, the film stars Kate Hudson as a young New Orleans ad executive who’s good at her job, fun at a party, free with her body, and vocal about her intention to never fall in...
Excerpt: This film is the most superficial and farcical depiction of a woman battling cancer ever to grace our screens. It goes so far the wrong way (think puns about colon cancer) that anyone who has experienced or been affected by the disease is likely to be offended by the way the subject is treated. The acting is of a quality you'd expect from a high school drama class and the script is terrible; heaven is a white cloud. Hard to like, even a little bit.