Well acted. I felt it was a little long, or dragging. Enjoyable and interesting concept of the afterlife and how our life on earth is more important than we think it is ourselves. How one life affects another.
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This is an excellent movie, I couldn't remember the title, but I knew the storyline, and the superb acting and relational theory to the full circle of life, and the meaning for it. I searched online for days, along with a friend in NY. By the way, this is the pier that was destroyed during Sandy, the roller coaster sitting in the waves in the Atlantic ocean, so sad... I will watch this over and over again, I saw it in 2005 when a friend said I had to watch this movie. It is now in my top 10 of movies you should view. Can't wait.
Possibly the closest film adaptations of a book I’ve seen that also had an improvement. The book, although an excellent read, seemed a little fragmented at times when it came to the flashbacks. The movie showed the “ghosts” actually viewing the flashbacks helping to integrate the past into the story more effectively than the book did. One thing that was a little unfortunate and seemed a bit awkward was the lack of reference to Eddie’s love of dance that was so important in the book. Showing him dance in heaven at his wedding lacked the same impact because, unless the viewer had also read the book, he/she doesn't know that by dancing in heaven, Eddie is regaining the one ability he loved the most while he was on earth. I highly recommend both the movie and the book.
An absolutely wondrous movie, very faithful to the equally wondrous book by Mitch Albom. Obviously, owing to the derogative comments posted here, this movie is not for everybody, but those with the imagination and broad mindedness willing to accept all and every type of fictional entertainment with equanimity. If you don't like it you don't like it period. This film was well written, well made, and well acted.
A wonderful movie in every way but not everybody...
This preachy, made-for-TV movie is more sentimental than insightful--although the 5th heavenly citizen has more going for her philosophically than the preceding 4. I also found it impossible to identify with the semi-repulsive, Joe-average main character, played by Jon Voight; but at least by the end he managed to convince me that his relationship with the radiant Dagmara Dominczyk had a bit of substance.
Good – The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004) 133 min. [Made for Television - ABC] Mitch Albom’s first fictional book adapted for the screen was a huge hit in 2004. It went on to garner some Emmy nominations. The story follows Eddie, a maintenance worker at an amusement park who dies trying to save a little girl. The film focuses on relationships, how we affect each other, and Albom’s interpretation of the afterlife. This film definitely has its moments; keep an hanky nearby.
The main character has a very ordinary and routine job. He dies at work and proceeds to the afterlife, where he meets five persons whose lives have intersected his life in some way. This is a "feel good" movie. This movie gave me an encouraging message: although many of my hopes and dreams have not come true, I should not resent the failures or disappointments that have come into my life because those experiences have helped me to focus on the things that I can do well and enjoy in my life.
This movie does the movie justice. It's great acting and you get a great feel for the story. I would definitly suggest that you check out his other books and movies.
It's captivating. You keep wondering who Eddie's going to meet next. It's never who you expect it'll be. Everything comes full circle.
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