Pearly Gates

6.01 h 28 min201516+
With three months to live, Richard Whiner is desperate to give his life meaning. Pearly Gates is a comedic musical about being remembered and learning that the only way to live on is through the hearts and minds of the people around you.
Scott Ehrlich
Scott GrimesBonnie SomervilleUzo Aduba
ComedyArts, Entertainment, and Culture
English [CC]
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Lainie KazanIlleana Douglas
Brent McCorkle
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3.0 out of 5 stars

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Craig HaynesReviewed in the United States on March 1, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Got to be in the mood, I guess
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Death is no laughing matter...for some, but not this crowd. I'd forgotten how awkward musicals on film can be. Songs popping-up out of nowhere, melodramatic lines, philosophical pablum without foundation--yet, I soldiered on. The cast is very good, we have seasoned actors here, one and all. Structurally and musically, the songs are not bad. Photography, very good; editing, no problem--except this film is too long. The thesis of the film is vapid, at best and trite, at worst. Legacy, smegacy, who cares what anyone thinks of you now or after. No one asked to be here and each one of us is corrupt as hell. Death is a welcome reprieve from this cesspool of human horror and who knows what's after, if anything. In this life, or whatever it is, the first rubric is, Do No Harm. After that, you are free to do whatever you like--even make silly musicals with pretentious platitudes about things which, no one knows anything for sure. (BTW: One of the reviewers here, Scott Ehrlich, stacked the deck a bit. So happens, he's the director of the film. Five stars, Scott. C'mon man.)
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Scott EhrlichReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Story good.... acting great. Worth watching especially if you like musicals.
Shelly DeLaneyReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Two superb actors, one laughably terrible script
Scott Grimes and Uzo Aduba are national and international treasures. Their acting, chemistry with others and singing voices are heavenly. THAT SAID, this movie is corny AF and so terribly written that I was rolling laughing in tears throughout. Not to say it wasn't enjoyable! It is a HORRIBLE movie. If you're prepared for that, you might enjoy yourself! If you're Scott Grimes major fans, it's worth seeing him and his real daughter sing and emotional duet.
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HCAReviewed in the United States on August 22, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
... songs will get stuck in your head whether you like it or not
These songs will get stuck in your head whether you like it or not.
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