- Cast: Peter Dinklage, Kate Hudson, Kathy Bates, Lucy Punch, Gael García Bernal, Whoopi Goldberg, Romany Malco, Rosemarie DeWitt, Johann Urb, Treat Williams, Steven Weber, Alan Dale, Jaqueline Fleming, Monica Acosta, Jason Davis, Donna Duplantier, James Hébert, Jennie Parrish , Nick Jones Jr., Annette Denise Bass, Kim Ormiston, Cynthia LeBlanc, Jordan Woods-Robinson, Christopher Reeves, Brett Beoubay, Misty Ormiston
- Director: Nicole Kassell
- Writer: Gren Wells
- Producers: John Davis, Mark Gill, Robert Katz, Neil Sacker, Adam Schroeder
- Co Producers: Ian Watermeier, Gren Wells
- Executive Producer: Skot Bright
- Art Direction: W. Steven Graham
- Castings: Nicole Abellera, Jeanne McCarthy
- Costume Design: Ann Roth
- D.O.P.: Russell Carpenter
- Editor: Stephen A. Rotter
- Makeup: Tina Roesler Kerwin
- Music: Heitor Pereira
- Production Design: Stuart Wurtzel
- Set Decoration: Helen Britten
"A Little Bit of Heaven" is a love story set in New Orleans about an irreverent young woman who unexpectedly falls in love with her doctor. Marley Corbett (Kate Hudson) is young, beautiful, and wildly funny, but she's afraid of opening herself up to true love and commitment. Though she uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious, a life-changing visit to her doctor (Gael Garcia Bernal) sends both of them on an eye-opening adventure of mutual discovery, leading to revelations neither thought possible.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: New Orleans, USA
- MPAA Warning: Sexual content, including crude references, and language
- Production Companies: Davis Entertainment, The Film Department
2011 Guide Analysis: "Impressing with 2004's "The Woodsman", filmmaker Nicole Kassell returns with this dramedy with a fairly standard terminal illness subplot ala "Love and Other Drugs" and the upcoming "Live With It". Formerly called "Earthbound", the strong cast includes those five above along with Peter Dinklage, Romany Malco, Treat Williams, Rosemarie DeWitt, Steven Weber and Alan Dale. In fact Goldberg is credited as playing 'God', a cute touch.
Shot in New Orleans over seven weeks earlier this year, the filmmakers want audiences to focus more on the romance aspect than on the illness of the female lead character - "it really is about celebrating what she never had before and realising how special life really is and trying to use it as much as she can" according to The Film Department executive Ian Watermeier.
Kassell says the film is bright and inspiring, most importantly though is that despite the heavy emotion that we see, the aim is to make a comedy first and foremost with "Terms of Endearment" cited as the shining example of what they're trying to aim for here."