Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait

DVD - 1999
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Joe Pendleton, a Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally goes to heaven after a car accident, and returns to earth in the body of another man who was a corporate giant. While practicing to resume his place with the Rams, Pendleton must also deal with the consequences of the former businessman's actions.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, c1999, c1979.
ISBN: 9780792154587
0792154584
Branch Call Number: DVD HEA97
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Sep 08, 2016

Well-Well-Well - When it comes right down to utterly brain-dead Rom/Coms - I'd definitely say that 1978's "Heaven Can Wait" makes 1972's "What;s Up, Doc?" look worthy of an Oscar by comparison. It really does.

And, yes - I do fully realize that this humourless, dumber-than-dumb Fantasy/Comedy/Romance was, indeed, clearly a product of its time..... But, with that aside.....

When it came to the likes of "bungling" angels (Spare me!) and cooking up yet another preposterous scheme for Joe and Betty to meet up again, and again, and again (ho-hum!) - I was nearly at my patience end with this picture's complete incompetence at being unable to deliver a story that came anywhere near to being a really amusing and truly satisfying "Screwball" comedy.

Oh, yeah - (By the way) - Speaking about actor, Warren Beatty - Since he was also this film's co-director/producer/writer - I place full blame on him for being the one responsible for this film's total crap-factor. Yep. I really do.

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lukasevansherman
Jun 16, 2014

Maybe people in the 70s had a different sense of humor because this is not funny. Despite the title it's a remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan," not the 1940s "Heaven Can Wait." Considering the talent involved (Beatty, Christie, Buck Henry, Elaine May), this is pretty lame. James Mason is great though. Beatty and Christie did three films together and the others, "McCabe & Mrs. Miller" and "Shampoo" are superior. Remade again as "Down to Earth" with Chris Rock.

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Rdgz
Jun 10, 2014

This is a remake of the 1941 classic "Here comes Mr. Jordan". It changes the sport from boxing to football and other spins in the plot have been up-dated for relevance but it is the same movie.

Between serious movies Warren Beatty made a couple of really good comedies. This is one of them and "Shampoo" is the other. I strongly recomend them both even if as one other reviewer said they are visually dated.

love_my_library_card Apr 18, 2013

Still a great movie, even though it's looking pretty dated now. An excellent example of blending football and romance into one cohesive comedy. Warren Beatty and Julie Christie both look dreamy, and the supporting cast is absolutely top notch. Watch it!

dgr Mar 16, 2013

This is an amazingly good film that works in so many different ways.

From talking in closets to Pendleton running from room to room in the mansion, it's filled with excellent bits and moving moments and fantastic messages.

Excellent cast, writing; a perfect film.

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RonNasty64
Sep 03, 2008

Best sports/date movie ever.

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dgr Mar 17, 2013

Tell Mr. Jordan not to worry. Thank him. Tell him I'm sorry.

dgr Mar 17, 2013

Butler: Sisk thought that if Mr. Farnsworth was pretending to talk to someone that he might like to pretend to offer him cocoa, too.

dgr Mar 17, 2013

Dyan Cannon: Don't put your hand over my mouth again.

Charles Grodin: I'm sorry, darling. You used to like it.

dgr Mar 17, 2013

jack warden:
Hey, look at the time. Is this lighter right?

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