Heaven Adores You is a wonderful, funny, heartbreaking, and real look into the life of late, singer-songwriter, Elliott Smith. There is an incredible collection of personal photographs, interviews, and new music for those, like me, who are die hard Smith fans. If you're someone who's never heard the music of Elliott Smith, you'll leave this film and run to the nearest record store to buy every album. The amazing team behind Heaven Adores You has really put together a beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. This film will reach new generations and create Elliott Smith fans so that the music can continue to be spread. If you have the chance to see this film, do it.
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Heaven Adores You (2014)
Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of ...
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Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of the three major cities he lived in -- Portland, New York City, Los Angeles -- Heaven Adores You presents a visual journey and an earnest review of the singer's prolific songwriting and the impact it continues to have on fans, friends, and fellow musicians.
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Beautiful tribute.Reviewed byCamiJoanVote: 10/10
I was able to catch the world premiere of this film in San Francisco. When I came in, I had absolutely no idea who Elliott Smith was, and that's what made this experience good. Elliott Smith is a very talented musician (as most fans already know), and it was a great choice from the director to use his music to move the film forward and to be a part of telling this story. But not even his music could make this "documentary" any less bland. I put quotations over the word because this did not feel like a documentary, rather a nice tribute to a renowned artist. I give props to the director for helping introduce this young man, showing his awkwardness, humbleness, messy look, and troublesome upcoming into the music industry. But what starts out as a promising look into Elliott Smith's mind is ultimately diminished by lack of substance. I felt that there wasn't enough of Elliott Smith's own perspective of himself, rather memories of family and friends. And though memories can be exciting, funny, etc., there is still something missing from the entirety of a memory when told to people who weren't there. When watching the movie, it is obvious that the director has background in cinematography because there are some beautifully filmed things. But the shots are so gratuitous. Quite frankly, it drove me crazy to see shots of Portland after a while because it took up almost half the movie! The film shouldn't have revolved around Portland, rather Portland should have been an aspect of Elliott Smith's career. Overall, this movie is definitely more for fans than for those who don't know about him.
This film should have been cut down to an hour due to lack of substantive video... and it's really communicating mainly to die-hard fans of Elliott Smith. I kept thinking of the recent Cobain documentary "Montage of Heck" and its shortcomings. In that film, the first half, at least, was creative and colorful and you understand what happened to Kurt. "Heaven" never really lets you in on "the secret" of Elliott Smith. Unless you really know Elliott's music, life and history, you feel like an outsider trying to guess what's going on. The film's main shortcoming is the heavy reliance on video (sans audio) of Portland, New York and LA - street scenes, walls of graffiti, bridges, factories, bird's eye views of neighborhoods and scenes of rain and snow from inside a car window as the director apparently drove miles and miles and filmed every square foot. It's dizzying the way the camera twists and turns, sometimes upside down. I kept wondering when they were going to show Elliott instead of all that scenery. For three-fourths of the film, there are only a couple of shots of Elliott performing (audio dubbed in with studio versions of the songs)... and they rely mostly on radio interviews, which don't reveal a lot. Suddenly it gets dark and you don't know why - unless you'd followed Elliott's life in the tabloids or news. In the end, you don't understand what happened to him. A few interviews with his manager and publicist don't reveal much - they just elude to his drug use, "meanness" and how he changed and how they just couldn't deal with him anymore. You never really understand anything about his family - where were his parents? What happened to them? A few brief childhood clippings at the start leaves you wondering. When the text appears on the screen telling the audience that he died and was stabbed, it never tells what the official report said. It's a big, giant question mark from beginning to end. I couldn't even connect to the songs - they were just a distant collage/soundtrack in the background. He sang like Paul Simon? He wrote like John Lennon? I've listened to and loved many of Elliott's songs, but didn't hear them in this film. I think they were trying to release long lost recordings instead, which, again, is for die-hard fans and not those of us who just want to know and understand Elliott. I'm not even sure what the title means.