Three Steps Above Heaven (2010)
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By the time I had to stop it, the things that I learned from this movie were: It's OK to steal. You could fall in-love with the guy who is robbing you. You can crash at a party and harass women. You can destroy a house. You can vandalize cars. You can hit a nice guy who is protecting his friend. You can massacre the guy who is having an affair with your mom. A teenage girl can ride a motorcycle wearing only underwear. It's OK to betray your friend. You can fall in-love with the guy who punch the friend who was protecting you. All of these because a teenage girl likes a "hot" dude.
If I had a teenage daughter I wouldn't let her watch it. It disrespects women and it's a really bad example for young people.
Putting aside the fact that everything was so predictable (typical of romantic films) the plot was very unrealistic and poorly written. Let's think about Babi's friend. She falls madly in love with a guy that was stealing money from her bag. In which messed up universe does this happen? Not to mention how annoying Babi is (one of the main characters). She keeps breaking up with Hugo (or whatever his name is)for no real reason and she abandons her best friend after her boyfriend died right in front of her.
Oh, and that Hugo guy. What a character! He gets into fight with anyone for no reason and not just a simple fight oh no. He beats those guys nearly to death. The best part is where he does this as Babi's 18th birthday party to a guy who spilled wine on Babi by accident. I'm telling you, the perfect guy. And the cherry on top is where he slaps Babi. That, to be fair, was the only time when he was entitled to do it as Babi was accusing him of killing his best friend (even if he wasn't there when it happened and he had nothing to do with it).
OK, so this is a film where the main characters are people anyone would hate in real life even though they're supposed to be the opposite. This is a film where resorting to physical violence is justified only when a man hits a woman. If you put it like that it would sound quite interesting and it would probably deserve a greater rating because it would be a drama, not a LOVE STORY.
I have just seen the film (like an hour ago). Honestly, it was so bad I cannot even find my words to explain it. It was cheesy (she gets a tattoo of his name the day after they kiss for the first time) and nothing had any meaning. You're expecting everything to fall into place at the end and it doesn't.
It wasn't enough that the film was a disappointment but seeing that on IMDb it is rated 7.2/10 breaks my heart. Seriously people? Seriously???
This movie justifies men treating women with no respect what so ever, the main character, Hugo, harassed the girl, Babi, more times than I can count, without any reason. This treatment kept on going, even after they became a couple. And Bebi kept running back to him two seconds later, whatever 'big' mistake he did. One second they were broken up, and the next they were kissing again.
Tres metros sobre el cielo provides terrible gender behavior and roles for both men and women. It reinforces the stereotypes of men being violent, cold, emotionless, brutal and disrespectful, and it portrays women as weak, indecisive, extremely emotional and incredibly dependent. I don't even know where to start, I could write a whole book about this movie and how it reinforces the gendered stereotypes we already have, and what kind of message it sends out to young teenagers - who I guess are the main audience for this movie.
One of the few good things I can say about it was the beautiful photography, it was thoughtful, lovely and very artistic. The actors were doing a good job as well, but their characters and the script was very, very bad.
I will not recommend this movie to anyone - but probably rant about how bad it was, and how disappointed it made me. I kept waiting for a twist, a twist that somehow would make all the behaviors and the treatment justified, but it never came.. Please don't waste your time on this movie.
I would put it into the same box with such masterpieces as Sparks' "A Walk to Remember", "The Last Song" and Meyer's "Twilight" series. And kill it with fire.
There's something they usually say about twilight, but it could be generalized for all of the aforementioned films - they have something in common with German porn. Whereas in German porn the storyline is a plot device to switch from one porn scene to another, in these films it's the plot device to go through cheesy romance scenes.
Federico Moccia - the author of the original novella - is another persona non grata in my library.
I don't understand why people still make this kind of movies.
what are we really telling girls? to accept this behavior and fight with other girls over guys that treats women like dogs?
And what will it teach guys? to act like this to a girl and she will eventually fall for him? and why can't the guy mature by himself for once, why must women act like some babysitter and teach a grown man how to respect others?
Just the same old macho bullsh't.
Watch this movie if you want to kill brain cells.
I liked the music at the start star for that. And it was entertaining, I didn't get bored (maybe at the end).
the only thing i can't understand is the law IMDb mark, as i think the movie is much better that other movies,which have better marks anyway it doesn't really matter
One more thing i want to add is that the final moments of the movie are really emotionally . Also there are some good ideas outlined in the movie.
Sensitive as well as romantic drama is loaded with an enjoyable love story , soap opera , lingering shots of wonderful as well as youthful faces , twisted situations and with a distinctly Spanish idiosyncrasy . It is the chronicle of a love improbable , almost impossible between two maladjusted young people : Mario Casas and Maria Valverde but inevitable dragging in a frantic journey of family opposition , motorcycle races , difficult romance and full of violence . Although is filled with predictability and cliché-ness the film results out to be pretty entertaining , but overlong . It turns out to be pleasantly fun that offers no intellectual stimulus whatsoever ; an exercise in pure escapism in which entertainment and thrilling happenings are guaranteed .
Passable acting by Mario Casas as Hache , a rebellious boy who has an appetite for risk and danger in the limit of common sense , a ¨rebel without a cause¨ , in James Dean'style . This is Mario Casas's most important screen appearance in screen and pretty well Marta Valderde as the inexperienced and innocent adolescent . And agreeable and charming Marina Salas as Katina , her best friend . As shown in the film, H and Babi develop a relationship , and actually the two actors developed a relationship of their own in 2010 , though it is known that the two broke up in September of 2014 ; and subsequently Marta Valverde married to prestigious musical conductor Gustavo Dudamel . As you should be aware , than similar from US films with romantic touches , you do get to see people having sex in this , not explicit , but there are naked bodies , and some strong sexual scenes . Ample support cast formed by newcomers who would have an acceptable and uneven career , such as Nerea Camacho , Alvaro Cervantes of ¨Carlos I¨ series , Andrea Duro of ¨Olmos and Robles¨ series , Pablo Rivero of ¨Cuentame¨ series , Diego Martín , and Cristina Plazas , Jordi Bosch as parents of Bibi . Colorful and glimmer cinematography by Daniel Aranyó . Being shot on location in Mataró , El Prat De Llobregat , Teià , Montgat , Sant Boi De Llobregat , L'Hospitalet De Llobregat , Santa Cristina D'Aro , Barcelona, Catalonia , Girona, Catalonia , Spain . In addition , atmospheric and moving musical score by Manel Santisteban , adding commercial and attractive songs .
Being based on Federico Moccia bestseller book . Federico is a Best-seller writer and occasionally director , known for ¨Amore 14¨ , ¨Scusa Ma Ti Voglio Sposare¨ , ¨Tre Metri Sopra Il Cielo¨ (2004) He also wrote several scripts as ¨Palla Al Centro¨ , ¨Ho Voglia Di Te¨ , ¨Classe Mista 3A¨ and ! Cannibal holocaust 2 ¡ . ¨Perdona Si Te Llamo Amor¨ . The motion picture ¨Tres Metros Sobre el Cielo¨ or "Three Steps Above Heaven" (2010) was professionally directed by the Spanish filmmaker Fernando González Molina . And he also made the sequel : ¨Tengo Ganas De Ti¨ (2012) , in which ¨H¨ falls for a gorgeous dancer called Gin , Clara Lago , but he discovers again his first great love : Maria Valverde . He went on directing successes as the $13.5 million period drama "Palm Trees in the Snow" also with Mario Casas and a thriller . ¨El Guardian Invisible¨. And made several TV series as ¨Luna , Misterio De Calenda¨ , ¨Bienvenidos Al Lolita¨ and ¨Los Hombres De Paco¨ .
And so that I try to be short in explanations, I'd say I've seen quiet many "love story movies" BUT this one somehow did not convince me in the sense of the whole story. There's a young dude who plays "mighty" and nothing/no one is capable of stopping him. Not able to control his anxiety he punches and smashes everyone and everything - for me a bit ridiculous. And if mostly girl's mother was so against their love, why wouldn't she use her further more her powerful position. I'd put the attention more to the "FLAT scripts" the movie has.
I did love though the photography, sceneries and the way move was technically filmed. Another part I liked, was the last 10 mines of the movie itself. I do like "happy ends", though particularly in this movie it will be too much.
Never the less, I'm 23, I'd say it's a nice movie, as far as only you are NOT over 18.
Whatever the budget was for this movie, every penny is up there on the screen. Fantastic direction, fantastic cinematography. Great acting from the young leads. A great soundtrack and constant surprises that increase the romantic aspect under threat of constant danger. If this movie was to be remade scene for scene for the American market it would be a sensation and make major stars of its young leads. Fernando Gonzales Molina, the director of this movie, should have been hired YESTERDAY to shoot an English-language version of this movie. One only hopes that the hero (or anti-hero) would be drawn from the ranks of America's melting pot rather than the androgynous white-bread actors currently in vogue, more suited to supporting roles in fresh-scented tampon commercials.
The story, of a motor cycle street racer from a good family (gone bad in rebellion against the hypocrisy of his family) who invades the remote comfort zone of the rich high school girl who despises everything about him, yet is irresistibly drawn towards him, could be trite -- but never is in this fast-moving tale. The supporting characters in the related subplots provide tragic elements that time and again remind one of Romeo and Juliet in a high-speed modern setting.
The most interesting thing about the lead characters is the way in which they change and mature. This is not a lovey-dovey romance that hits all the predictable points, but rather a tale of two people drawn towards one another in a relationship that cannot hope to succeed. This is one movie that will have every female in the audience blubbering into her handkerchief at the ending. Did I say it was romantic? Did I say that it absolutely kills with its constant juxtaposition of hard-partying action and quiet, romantic moments? The stars of this Spanish version, Mario Casas and Maria Valverde appear destined for long and successful careers based on their performances here.
Have I raved enough about this movie? No, I haven't. If you have one romantic spark in your soul then see this movie. And PRAY that Hollywood doesn't screw it up in a dumb el-cheapo remake!
Babi is a good girl from a respected family. Hache is a bad boy, who loves freedom, burn-up and everything fringe. But just a small meeting changed their lives cardinally. They fell in love, did crazy things, resolved themselves and everything would be fine, but they are so different that despite their feelings, they cannot be together.
At first sight it sounds like a banal film about a tragic love, but it is necessary to watch it to understand that it is not so.
Through the film my mood changed a lot of times. After it my head was full of thoughts. In my opinion, "Tres Metros Sobre el Cielo" is a film that should be watched not only one time.
The movie is bad. It is. The characters were so hard to relate to because all they did is make me angry and annoyed. I was not able to feel empathy and root for those characters. Their decisions were irrational, their emotions didn't make sense, and their moods and feelings kept changing from scene to scene: first they hate each other, then they love each other, then they hate again, then they love again, and so on. Is this a kindergarten?! I mean, sure, such "love" sometimes happens, but in this case it just wasn't reasoned enough. One thing that made me a little happier is that they seemed to get a bit more mature in the ending and left all that typical but over-dramatized romance behind. I still feel mad though.
It also appeared to me that the film's claim is that the only way to achieve spiritual happiness is by being a rebel and breaking the rules. How shallow and small-minded, really.
The scenes about death, blackmail, decent life in a decent family and broken life of a broken young mind - don't leave you indifferent. Accident encounters in life are not accidental at all. Everything has its income and impact. Sometimes good to experience. Sometimes preferably to avoid. They didn't.
It was a tip from a friend to watch it in original language and improve my Spanish, which I speak quite well. I did watch it in Spanish. I watched the first 10 minutes in utter disgust but thinking that a sudden plot change will logically lead to the main character's punishment by life/society/parents for being an unapologetic, disgusting, dangerous, sexually harassing anti-social violent testosterone- laden a-hole - a true "piece of manure". No, didn't happen. All characters are reduced to the most basic and frightening clichés - both girls and boys. Being a total jerk is glorified every second of this cheap movie. Sexist, sexist, sexist, it hurt so much to watch it.
If you have any respect for women and common sense (which I hope you do), do not bother to watch this steaming pile of feces.
This is a drama/romance movie about two teenagers that fall in love, the typical story with the cute good girl and the hot bad guy, they live different life but they still go out together and discover the "magic" of the first love. The movie is cute sometimes with a few action scenes mix with romance but is not more than that, is just average in all senses (performances, screenplay, direction etc) but it has a touch of reality about what is love this days (is a contemporary story); at the end it will show you the "real world" of "love". This movie can be sometimes a little bit annoying and childish but still entertaining.
However, the message that the film sends is extremely powerful. Anyone from the younger population should look at this film because it can learn a lot from it. In fact, both boys and girls could see how to avoid problems in life.