This review was written for the Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health Newsletter
Chronicling two lifetimes, from about
1940-1980, Rudolph Blocker's film,
"Made in Heaven," invites viewers on a delightful trek to consider what Life might really be like before we are ever a gleam in our parents' eyes. Where do we come from, and just how do we get here? And, how much does "the system,"
as the Man in Charge, Emmett Humberg calls it, have to do with what happens in our lives, and when we die? Timothy Hutton and Kelly McGillis play leading roles along with a surprising supporting cast including Tom Petty
and Emmett Humberg, as himself.
From the opening sudden death of the hero, Mike Shae, the plot weaves a rollercoaster rythm from life through death to life, and back again. Pre- and perinatal highlights throughout the film include the significance of an individual Soul's Code for a life purpose, contracts in particular relationships, the endiring timelessness of Love and numerous thought-provoking demonstrations of how we re-experience certain life events
and qualities of feeling and emotions
that are pre- and perinatal in origin.
If you have ever experienced, or just wondered about De ja vu; if you have questions about Life's purpose and meaning; if you just like a really great love story, see "Made in Heaven." It will bring you a smile,
and like Rudolph Blocker says,
"You may even know some of the people."