Heaven Can Wait

Title: Heaven Can Wait
Year: 1943
Length: 112 minutes
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writer: Samson Raphaelson, based on a play by Leslie Bush-Fekete
Starring: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche
With: Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main, Laird Cregar, Spring Byington, Allyn Joslyn, Eugene Pallette, Signe Hasso, Louis Calhern, Helene Reynolds, Aubrey Mather, Tod Andrews
Music: Alfred Newman
Cinematography: Edward Cronjager
Editing: Dorothy Spencer
Oscars: nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography (color)
I saw it: online (streaming from Netflix), a couple weeks ago
Synopsis: a man tells his life story, hoping to gain admission to Hell

My reaction
Concept:4/4 (Great) Too bad they ignore the concept for 90% of the movie.
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:3/4 (Good)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:1/4 (Bad)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent)
Music:2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4 (Indifferent)). Starts off funny, but turns tedious. The focus is on a love story that you’re never given reason to care about.
Objective Rating (Average):2.3/4 (Okay)


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