The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“Eddie, anger is a poison. It eats us inside. We think when we hate someone we hurt them, but hatred is a curved blade, and the harm we do to others we also do to ourselves.” – Ruby

Number of Times Seen – Twice (26 Jan 2011 and 18 Aug 2020)

Brief Synopsis – After dying, a man who lived a full life encounters five people from his life that helps him on his journey to discovering the afterlife.

Bottom Line – Powerful and thought provoking film that works so well. The ideas brought forth here are able to make the viewer ponder so many profound notions for a long time after watching the film. The cats is superb and Jon Voight is great in the lead role. He is helped along by Ellen Burstyn, Jeff Daniels and Michael Imperioli who try to show his character his own life before moving on to the next. his was written by itch Albom and it is so powerful to watch things evolve in this story. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The newspaper headline in Eddie’s (Jon Voight’s) apartment reads, “Police Doubt Fire Was Accidental”. The same headline appears in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), and is where the character got her name. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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