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Heaven Adores You (2015)

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Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith (1969-2003). By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of the three major cities he lived in - Portland, New York City, Los Angeles - Heaven Adores You presents a visual journey and an earnest review of the singer's prolific songwriting and the impact it continues to have on fans, friends, and fellow musicians.

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A film that makes a lovely introduction to Smith's music but a lousy account of his life.

May 14, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Evocative location photography gives a strong sense of the indie rock scenes he inhabited in Portland, Oregon, and New York City, and there are affecting interviews with friends and colleagues who struggle to make sense of it all (as do I).

May 7, 2015 | Full Review…

However hard this documentary tribute tries to celebrate Smith's achievements, the dark stuff is never too far under the surface.

May 5, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Heaven Adores You means to celebrate Smith's life, not his death.

August 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Because of the integrity of the whole enterprise, it never approaches the mawkish showbiz bullshit stories like that tend to engender in lesser docs.

August 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite repeated testimonials stating [Elliot] Smith's genius, [Heaven Adores You] never really explores what made his music resonate and endure, a real missed opportunity.

August 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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