Some Kind of Heaven Reviews

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January 23, 2021
It's a Day-Glo exposé of loneliness, desperation and hope in the green garden of paradise as the clock ticks down.
January 23, 2021
While maintaining a colorful, humorous tone, Oppenheim focuses on several protagonists who aren't ideal fits...
January 22, 2021
The impressive debut from director Lance Oppenheim... looks at The Villages, a sprawling planned retirement community in Central Florida, about 45 miles from Orlando, and finds the surreal and the strange as well as the humor and poignancy.
January 22, 2021
Oppenheim and his documentary team do an excellent job in showcasing the community and its many benefits. It also shows that "heaven" is in the eye of the beholder.
January 22, 2021
Ranks high among 2020's best documentaries.
January 22, 2021
The absolutely remarkable documentary Some Kind of Heaven was produced by (among others) Darren Aronofsky and the actress Lindsay Crouse. There may not be anything quite like it since Errol Morris started out.
January 22, 2021
Once you arrive here, you may not want to leave.
January 19, 2021
Darren Aronofsky-produced documentary is remarkable look at life in Florida's fake utopia.
January 18, 2021
Oppenheim doesn't want to bury or praise these folks indulging in senior-citizen hedonism; he's more interested in making queasy art out of the communal hangover.
January 17, 2021
It chooses which facets of this niche world to show you through remarkable access to the residents, and with a guiding hand that asks you to draw your own conclusions.
January 16, 2021
For all the promise of a "New York Times Presents" documentary, "Heaven" isn't exactly an infomercial, but it's not much deeper than that.
January 16, 2021
All that psychological stuff was very interesting. But the point that I really walked away with was that in this community, every man in this community seemed to act like a crazy teenager.
January 16, 2021
It's like a movie set the size of Manhattan-a Hollywood facsimile of the midcentury high life you can actually move into.
January 16, 2021
Oppenheimer snoops around and finds a fount of cinematic gold, without once resorting to ageist tropes. "Heaven" is about how, even in twilight years, many of us still haven't found what we're looking for.
January 15, 2021
In the unlikely event that there's an overabundance of merriment in your life under COVID, and nobody in your pod is complaining enough, you might want to see "Some Kind of Heaven.
January 15, 2021
Some Kind of Heaven leaves its subjects' stories without ends-except the one end everyone knows is coming for us all-basking in the beautiful imperfect potential of an open door, an empty calendar day, a bare dance floor.
January 15, 2021
It's Oppenheim's fly-on-the-wall observational approach that delivers the most captivating moments.
January 15, 2021
The most surreal, sublime portrait of a particular subculture at a particular time I've seen in probably a decade.
January 15, 2021
Bonkers and wildly entertaining
January 15, 2021
Charming.
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