A Little Trip to Heaven, 2005 - ★★★½

A Little Trip to Heaven, 2005 - ★★★½


“The house always wins, right Abe? ”

- Frank (Peter Coyote)

Lonely Abe Holt's a shy, mild mannered claims investigator for a dubiously moralled insurance company (aren't they all). When hes sent to discredit a fatal car accidents routine life payout, thats set to go to the victims sister Isold. Abe gets more than hes bargained for when investigates her.

Forest Whitakers an actor whose proven time over hes got a knack for landing roles in relatively small movies, and turning them into something special. 'A Little Trip to Heaven' is no exception, its one of those sharp unassuming movies that deserved to generate so much more attention than it did. Young director Baltasar Kormákur's barely puts a foot wrong, his slow pace and tone are highly reminiscent of the movies Derek Cianfrance been churning out recently with Gosling. It features amazing Icelandic scenery and quality acting from everyone involved.

[Personal Reasons For Remembering]

Truly memorable car stuntwork. The plump barmaids sexy dance routine. And Whitakers reaction to the plump barmaid.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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