Little Bit of Heaven- Movie Review

A Little Bit of Heaven made me cry a lot!! However, it was a GREAT movie!!! It made me cry a lot because it reminded me so much of the last year of my mom’s life dealing with cancer. My mom will be gone two years on the 19th, and I just had to sell my dog that I got a month after she passed away. Animals have a way being solid therapy for me. I have an issue with co-dependency, but instead of getting dependent of other people I get that way towards animals.

I could so relate to this movie 10x’s over. My mom wanted a life of quality and not quantity. She also was looking for the one great love. My mom ended up dating a guy who was addicted to alcohol in the end, and when he was sober he was an amazing man (as many people who suffer with addictions are!!) She didn’t get married again because she knew her time was limited. My mom must have known exactly when she was passing because she made darn certain I didn’t arrive to her house until a few minutes after she passed away. I haven’t had a solid cry over her passing until tonight. It’s so odd that it’s taken me almost two years to break down and truly sob over her. We all grieve in our own ways.

My mom didn’t want me wallow in sorrow when she passed away. I have managed to do well at NOT doing that until this past week. Luckily I have a husband who has offered to be a shoulder to cry on if I need it. I don’t want to ruin his Father’s Day.
Even though this movie made me cry what felt like a river, it also had a nice healing effect to it. I never imagined it would be like it was. My mom’s story could have honestly been the inspiration for this movie. There were only some minor changes in it. It’s ironic that it came out so close to my mom’s passing. It’s little events like this one that make me feel like the dead still have a way of living on and touching our lives in special ways. I know that sounds crazy.
This movie is really a great romance, but it also is a good movie for anyone who has ever been directly effected by someone having cancer. That seems to be the case in more and more families everyday.
Sometimes tears are worth shedding.

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Crystal

I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny. Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the clichΓ© wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

27 comments on “Little Bit of Heaven- Movie Review”

  1. I’m so sorry about your mom passing. I do agree with you on people that have passed seeming to reach out to our present. Cancer runs in my moms side of the family, from breast cancer to colon cancer. I’ve lost a few relatives to it, and had an aunt conquer that beast. I hadn’t heard of this movie but looking forward to it now that I read your review.

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    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting. πŸ™‚ Cancer is a very bad thing in my book. I think this movie is so wonderful because so many people can most likely relate to it as much as I did.

  2. I had not heard of this movie, either. You have my condolences. A co-worker/friend of mine recently survived breast cancer. I’ve seen the devastating effects of just having gone through the fear, double mastectomy, depression and more. We’re so thankful she survived but the fear and depression have lingered.

    Oh, and cute puppy!! πŸ™‚ I *heart* my doggies.

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    • Thank you. I actually choose this blog because I wanted this movie to gain more attention. One thing my mom taught me through her struggle with cancer is just how valuable everyday we have to be alive is. Plus she also kept her faith all the way through it.

    • Yes, our time here is valuable. I survived a near fatal car wreck at the age of 20. One of my children was hit by a truck, while crossing a street after school. He almost died, too. Life is fragile, unpredictable, beautiful, and incomprehensible. It’s forever nudging us along a path of obstacles.
      I wouldn’t have stumbled upon your blog if not for CafeBlogelina. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for coming by my blog in return. πŸ™‚ Sounds like you’ve had an interesting twist of events in your life as well. We share similar stories.

  3. There are definitely some times that warrant a good cry. Keeping the emotions inside can often just damage ourselves.
    I’m sorry to hear about your mom. Losing our loved ones is never easy.

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    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting. πŸ™‚ I didn’t realize how powerful and helpful the cry would be for me until I did it.

  4. We all grieve at our own pace and in our own ways but it can be good to finally realize that our life will continue and we will be strong enough for it to continue! I do think that some do have a bit of control over when they decide to go– my step dad waited until it was just my mom, his daughter and me (who he always called his daughter) to slip away. We always had others with us until this time. He knew it was right then….with just the four of us.

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  5. go to my “website link” and read my (way too intimate) post about my moms life and her passing. I really feel for you hun πŸ™ I am so sorry you lost your mother, it is such a horrible void and I know what that is like all too well.

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  6. So sorry for your loss! I haven’t heard of this movie. I really don’t like watching movies that make me cry, though, and it sounds like I would probably sob through the entire thing. But I agree that, yes, sometimes we just need a good cry in order to begin healing.

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    • Thank you. Definitely do NOT watch this movie if you don’t enjoy a movie that has the ability to touch your heart strings in so many ways!!!

  7. I hadn’t heard of this movie…is it in theatres or DVD, old or new?
    Sometimes we all just need a good cry. I’m sorry to hear that you lost your Mom…but it sounds like she’s still helping you…heal.

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    • πŸ™‚ I also believe she’s a part of me still. In fact, I feel like she’s more a part of me now than she was when she was living. This movie is on DVD. I don’t get to go the theater anymore due to how expensive it is not to mention having someone to watch the kids for us to go.

  8. I have not heard of the movie, I don’t get out to much. I try to rent them. I will look it up. I am sorry to hear about your mom. Your puppy freight is very cute.

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    • I am going to have to change the way I rent movies as well. I just found out that our local Blockbuster is closing their doors too and no longer getting new releases. πŸ™

  9. Thank you for posting on such a personal subject. Your mom sounds like a very caring mother and she would probably be happy that you finally got to release some emotions that were trapped in you.

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  10. I’m so sorry you lost your mom. That is so hard πŸ™ My husband lost his mom in 2007, a month before our wedding. It still hurts. We all grieve in our own ways and it is good to cry and release those emotions, even if it takes time for those emotions to be released. Sending you good thoughts πŸ™‚

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  11. It’s never easy to talk about someone passing because people handle it in their own way, so good for you for putting it out there! Crying is a good thing and never feel bad about it. I have learned that over the years.

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  12. I too have lost a loved one, so I know that 2 years is not nearly long enough to stop grieving. Your little dog is cute!!

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    • I wonder if there is a time frame that is ever long enough. πŸ™ Sorry to hear about your loss as well.
      Thanks for coming by. πŸ™‚

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