As It Is In Heaven 2: Heaven On Earth

More than a decade after the Oscar-nominated As It Is In Heaven became an international success, the sequel picks up where the first film ended. Swedish soprano singer Lena (Frida Hallgren) is pregnant with the child of world renowned conductor, Daniel Dareus, and tries to continue his legacy following his death despite the hurdles she faces in her community. As It Is In Heaven 2: Heaven On Earth tries to capture that same heartfelt emotion as the original film but falters along the way with a weak plot that drags on for more than two hours. There are a few quirky characters who spark some interest and Hallgren is a good lead, but the film fails to truly tug at the heartstrings in the way director/co-writer Kay Pollack probably hoped and expected.