Some Kind of Heaven

audience Reviews

, 75% Audience Score
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Exploitative nothingburger of a movie, young guy gets olds to trust him and then steps out of frame. Felt like an extended branded doc.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Do not waste your time. Depressing and inaccurate. Cannot believe the movie get rated so higher.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    What a surprise that women are dissatisfied, even in their 80s and men are still irresponsible. I wonder what their kids are doing???
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    So people heard the stories of the Villages in Florida. Where old folks have orgies and drink like they were back in college. We heard of the huge Trump rallies where they line up and have parades. We also heard of all the amenities that the villages offer like clubs, golf etc. So do I know what really goes down in the Villages after watching this doc? Not really. Did I see an orgy or swingers party or even a bunch of old farts hooking up? Not really. What I did get was a great slice of life that really isn't so much about the Villages in Florida, but what it really is like to get to those last quarter years right before you die. And this documentary delivered this concept in spades. From the 81 year old homeless guy, to the wife who is watching her husband of 40 something years fall into illegal drug use and getting arrested. To the lady who was sold a false bill of goods on how the Villages would make her life more "fun" and she just sits there watching an older guy go after the good looking old gal with fake tits. This movie summed up the fact that getting old is like re-living high school all over again. It is either gonna suck or be great. But don't expect miracles.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    A good documentary about the massive old folks home (or rather, town) in Florida called the villages. It focuses on a few individuals with varying experiences of the retirement lifestyle there available.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    this film is brilliant. this is a masterclass in shooting and editing. stay out of the way of your subjects and let them fly their freak flags as high as possible. Eerie, sad, funny, wonderfully bizarre, and a freakish reflection of what we all have coming to us in the end... IF we are fortunate enough to make it there. This film is shot beautifully, cut superbly, the characters are so funny and strange. I know I am repeating myself, but this film is worth repeating. Oh, and the SCORE! wow... what a mood altering score... just perfect. watched it 3 times in the 48 hour rental period. don't miss this
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Sad, depressing movie and you wonder what was the point of view of the filmmakers Per a reviewer: "It's a Day-Glo exposé of loneliness, desperation and hope in the green garden of paradise as the clock ticks down." Absolutely correct Hey, fact is, old age is not as much fun as youth but it does not have to be this bad-This film focuses on 4 people, all of which are not doing that well. Why? Must be quite a few people at the Villages that are doing okay Again, what were the filmmakers out to do? Show that the Villages is a fraud with a collection of lost souls? Give it 2 1/2 stars instead of less because it tells us we are doing great
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    This documentary is very interesting. It has the best cinematography I've ever seen in a documentary and it covers quite a serious subject with respect. This documentary follows four residents of The Villages, a massive retirement home in Florida - Anne and Reggie, a married couple; Barbara, a widow; and Dennis, a man who doesn't actually live at The Villages. Anne struggles with her marriage, due to Reggie's drug addiction and worsening mental health. Barbara's husband died four months before filming and she is nervous about dating again. Dennis lives in his van, and hangs around The Villages in hopes of finding a wealthy woman in his last few years. Before this film, I had never heard of The Villages. I found the story of its residents fascinating. The Villages is often referred to as "The Disneyworld for Retirees," and when you hear that, you imagine a perfect place to spend the later part of your life. The problem with utopias is that they're basically impossible. And the goal of the film is to showcase that The Villages is not a perfect utopia. It follows the struggles of these four people and how they can't just escape their pain with tennis or acting classes. One thing I like about this film is that it doesn't come off as malicious. It's not trying to expose The Villages for being a place of fake happiness or mock the residents or anything like that. Instead I got the impression that the director wanted to tell a story about real people trying to cope with their problems and I can respect that. The cinematography is one of the stand-out aspects of this film. Every shot looks staged, as if they were from a typical fiction movie. There's a surprising amount of close-ups for a documentary. It was to the point that I didn't actually believe I was watching a documentary at first. I'm very impressed with the cinematography - shout-out to David Bolen, the cinematographer. There is a lot to learn from this film. Life is full of pain and struggles; and, as sad as it may sound, that's inescapable. It's impossible to always be happy, even in the utopic Disney World for Retirees. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18. It comes out January 15, 2021. Reviewed by Calista B., KIDS FIRST!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    What a wonderful movie! Such interesting characters (real-life people) living in a unique living situation. I loved all the people in it, regardless of how strange. My husband and I are both seniors, and this documentary gave us a lot to talk about. The editing is remarkable--creating drama out of the lives of real people.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Recognizes the people in the Villages, versus showcasing the place of the Villages. Very moving film. Makes you think about getting older..