Heaven Knows What (2014)

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802341_040Every two weeks or so I check out the movie database Rotten Tomatoes which lists amongst other things – the latest DVD releases. The movie information of Heaven Knows What caught my eye.

Heavan Knows What blends fiction, formalism and raw documentary as it follows a young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes) who finds mad love in the streets of New York.’ – Rotten Tomatoes

I truly didn’t expect anything out of this, which is why it was such a huge surprise.  Its near-flawless as far as documentary-style films go. The plot takes a back seat in Heaven Knows What which might turn people off, but that’s what I adored about it; raw, real and totally honest which defies the limitation of its budget. Too bad the score was detracting especially in the beginning.

IMDB Trivia: The lead, Arielle Holmes lived on the streets of NYC prior to this…

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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2 comments on “Heaven Knows What (2014)
  1. Powerful transformation for the actress — the power of sharing your story! 🌟

    • Hi Sonia! Yes, transformational for her and us – the audience. It’s rare that you get to witness an actor essentially playing themselves. That’s what I think sets this movie apart. I didn’t even know until after seeing ‘Heaven Knows What’ that she was playing herself. But it made sense, because her performance is so ostensibly authentic and brazen.

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