There’s never been a heaven quite like this one! If you are looking for a biblical heaven you won’t find it in this comedy/drama. It is basically a story about life’s problems still being in heaven, but with “eternity” to fix each of them. This is an “equal opportunity” heaven and, as one character says, believers and non-believers are together forever in this movie’s version of heaven.
In this heaven Jimi Hendrix plays music, a woman’s husband is staying with his ex-girlfriend and her husband at a bed and breakfast and Sarah Miller (Florence Henderson) is trying to get on a shuttle to visit her grand-daughter Katie on her birthday as she promised. She was still alive when she promised her. Oh, and a few characters swear in this “different” take on heaven. There are also computer failures and a girl is about to head out on a blind date with James Dean!
Sarah deals with making the transition to heaven from earth and in making sure some loose ends are tied up from her life on earth. It is interesting to note that a character, while in heaven, says, “This is no way to run a heaven, if there is one!” However, in one shining moment Sarah (called “Nanny” by Katie) talks with her about life being unfair at times but, as she points out, “there is beauty”.
This is an off-beat comedy for sure which, if not taken too seriously, can be fun for the viewer. But if the viewer is looking for a biblical heaven, he/she will need to look elsewhere.