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Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth (2008)

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A young Indian woman becomes a victim of domestic violence in an abusive arranged marriage.

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A less assured filmmaker would have trouble reconciling reality with magic realism, but writer/director Mehta turns kitchen-sink drama into soaring metaphor.

October 24, 2008 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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At best, magic realism is an intoxicating blend of the sweet and the bitter; in Heaven on Earth, it's a head-on collision with no survivors.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Chipping away at the Indian institution of arranged marriage one feature at a time, Deepa Mehta brings her latest taboo-challenging critique home to Canada with Heaven on Earth.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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The Indian-born writer-director moves into the realm of the imagination and magic realism to concoct a strong artistic statement about the powers of the mind.

October 3, 2008
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I can sense the profound ambition that inspired Deepa Mehta to craft her drama Heaven on Earth. But her uneven film turns out to be deeply troubling.

October 24, 2008 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
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... Deepa Mehta turns her own Punjabi culture inside and out as this tale of arranged marriage moves from ceremonial joy through the willful blindness which spans the generational divide to the employment of myth, magic and fable ...

October 21, 2008 Full Review Source: JWR

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