Heaven's Neighbors

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  • NR
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 7.7  (538)

Heaven's Neighbors is a 2005 independent film that was directed by Tim Russ and produced by Collective Development Inc. The movie stars Aaron Jackson as Nate, DJ Perry as Detroit, and Anthony Hornus as Tyler, and it tells the story of three neighbors who struggle with their own individual demons while searching for spiritual guidance and redemption.

Nate, Detroit, and Tyler are all struggling to find their place in the world. Nate is an angry, bitter man who is haunted by the death of his wife and child; Detroit is a recovering addict who is trying to turn his life around; and Tyler is a deeply religious man who is trying to reconcile his faith with the reality of the world around him. They may be neighbors, but they are strangers to one another.

Their lives intersect when Tyler invites Nate and Detroit to a Bible study. Despite the fact that Nate is hostile to both religion and Tyler, he agrees to attend the meeting, if only to keep an eye on his troubled neighbor Detroit. Over time, the three men form a bond as they explore their beliefs and their struggles together.

As the story progresses, we see each of the characters confronting their own demons. Nate has to come to terms with his grief and anger before he can start to heal; Detroit struggles with the temptation to fall back into his old ways; and Tyler has to confront his own doubts about his faith. Through it all, the three men support each other, often in unexpected ways.

One of the themes of Heaven's Neighbors is the clash of two different worlds: the world of faith and the world of addiction. The characters often find themselves torn between these two worlds, as they try to find a way to reconcile the conflicting demands placed upon them. For Tyler, this means navigating the often-hostile waters of his secular work environment while maintaining his religious convictions. For Detroit, it means trying to stay clean despite the lure of drugs and the pull of his old life. And for Nate, it means trying to find some measure of peace in a world that seems determined to grind him down.

At its heart, Heaven's Neighbors is a story about the power of human connection. As the characters struggle to find their way, they discover that they need each other more than they realize. Through their shared experiences, they find a way to support one another and to come to terms with their own personal demons. It's a film that celebrates the strength of the human spirit, even in the face of overwhelming adversity.

The film was shot entirely on location in Michigan, and it features stunning photography that captures the rugged beauty of the area. The soundtrack is also noteworthy, featuring a unique blend of contemporary Christian rock and soulful ballads.

While Heaven's Neighbors is not a big-budget Hollywood production, it is a well-crafted and thought-provoking film that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world. The characters are complicated and flawed, but they are ultimately sympathetic, and the film's message is one of hope and redemption.

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    1 hr 55 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (538)