All That Heaven Allows soars in its moments of intimacy. The glowing technicolor and chemistry between the leads creates an atmosphere of tenderness and bliss. The love that the main characters share is a joy to watch.
Some of the elements of this film appeal to me greatly, such as the (previously stated) near perfect use of breathtaking technicolor, and the exploration of a mature relationship. The reason All That Heaven Allows didn’t click with me as much as I was hoping simply comes down to personal taste. I love some good melodrama, but this film is absolutely COATED in it. It’s just a bit too much for me personally, but doesn’t really deduct from the actual quality of the film.
If you enjoy social commentary, a powerful romance, and can handle a significant amount of melodrama, this is the film for you.