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Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Director:
Warren Beatty
Buck Henry

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Drama/Comedy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Himmelen kan vente

RUNNING TIME
119 minutes

Producer:
Warren Beatty
Screenwriters:
Warren Beatty
Elaine May


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Joe Pendelton Warren Beatty
Betty Logan Julie Christie
Mr. Jordan James Mason
Julia Farnsworth Dyan Cannon
Tony Abbott Charles Grodin
Max Corkle Jack Warden
The Escort Buck Henry

 

Review

Charming, but flawed fable by and starring Warren Beatty. The film garnered rave reviews and several Oscar nominations when it was released, meaning someone was beguiled by something which isn't apparent when watching this film today. That being said, Beatty is pleasant in the lead, but Julie Christie's character doesn't work, and neither does the film's attempts at stirring up emotion. The filmmaking trio of Beatty, Elaine May and Buck Henry are never quite able to make this thesis of theirs come off as relevant.

Original review 17.1.2003 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 25.03.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)