Some Kind of Heaven

Some Kind of Heaven

Some Kind of Heaven

Documentary following three residents and one interloper trying to find their own slice of happiness at America’s largest retirement community. 

2021Rating: M, Drug use83 minsUSAMagnolia Pictures
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Some Kind of Heaven / Reviews

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film is most tragic and humorous when hints of the outside world break through the suffocatingly cheerful façade of the Villages.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The film deepens and grows more thoughtful - and, yes, sad - as its spotlight on the need for human connection - at any age - comes into focus.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Oppenheim resists easy misanthropy, showing unexpected empathy for people who have cocooned themselves from the outside world, only to confront its headaches anyway.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The movie makes a sobering point, whether or not Oppenheim intended it.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It's like a movie set the size of Manhattan-a Hollywood facsimile of the midcentury high life you can actually move into.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Oppenheim doesn't want to bury or praise these folks indulging in senior-citizen hedonism; he's more interested in making queasy art out of the communal hangover.

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Decider

Decider

Ranks high among 2020's best documentaries.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A bottomless brunch of candy-coloured heartache.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Light and shade coexist, sometimes wonderfully. If the film can seem deeply tickled by itself, there are also moments of melancholy strong enough to knock you off your feet.

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The Times

The Times

The film sits back at a (cowardly?) distance, until all we can do is admire those painterly images.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Director Lance Oppenheim takes a gentle approach, capturing some hilarious moments, but there's nothing patronising or mean-spirited about his film.

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