"Drama with a Light Touch"
What You Need To Know:
HEAVEN IS WAITING is an enjoyable movie that covers themes that are familiar. The filmmakers have walked the fine line between serious drama and light fun. The musical score features many faith-filled songs. The Christian life is nicely portrayed as the family attends church, has the pastor as a friend, and lives a flawed, yet moral, life. The only objectionable content is the father talking to his dead wife. Such spiritism is condemned throughout the Bible.
(CCC, BBB, FR, O) Very strong Christian, moral worldview as man grieves loss of wife, many references to church, many faith-filled songs, and a reference to the Bible, but man talks to his dead wife, who appears; no foul language; no violence; no sexual scenes, couples kisses passionately; no nudity; no drinking of alcohol; no smoking, no drug use; and, nothing else objectionable.
In HEAVEN IS WAITING, Ned is a widower who struggles to cope with life after his wife’s death. His daughter unexpectedly brings a boyfriend home from college, upsetting his plans to live alone and take care of his “little girl.” Ned struggles to “let go” of his wife, who appears to him as he talks aloud to her, trying to process his life and the changes with which he’s forced to deal.
His daughter Liz beings home a young man, David, and Ned dislikes him immediately for no reason except he’s not ready to “give up” his daughter yet. Ned’s daughter and “wife” push him to start dating again, and Ned strikes up a relationship – albeit awkwardly – with a neighbor woman.
HEAVEN IS WAITING is an enjoyable movie. While it covers themes that are familiar, the filmmakers have successfully walked the fine line between serious drama and light fun. Curt Doussett does a nice job as the man trying to understand the changes around him. The musical score features many faith filled songs. Sometimes the song montage sequences go on a little too long.
The Christian life is nicely portrayed as a family that goes to church, has the pastor as a friend, and lives a flawed, yet moral, life. The only objectionable content is the father talking to his dead wife. Of course, the God condemns such spiritism throughout the Bible (See: Leviticus 19:31), thus warranting a caution for children.