How do you make a romantic comedy about cancer? According to A Little Bit of Heaven
(formerly titled Earthbound
), you take a noncommittal woman named Marley (Kate Hudson
), diagnose her with cancer, make her fall for her doctor (Gael Garcia Bernal), et voilà! If the film's formulaic setup doesn't already have you rolling your eyes, just wait until Marley swings by heaven (you can tell it's heaven by the cloud backdrop, duh) and talks to
God. Even if it's just a dream sequence, it's still pretty cringe-worthy.
This trailer rolls out one romantic comedy cliché after another, but I'm not giving up on the film entirely. Hudson's chemistry with Bernal has potential (though it might not be as hot as her real life love life with Matt Bellamy). Take a look at the preview, and share your verdict after the jump.