Heaven Is for Real (2014)

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Heaven Is for Real (2014)
  • Time: 99 min
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Randall Wallace
  • Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum

Storyline:

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, Heaven Is For Real brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award┬« nominee and Emmy┬« award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth … things he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.

One review

  • Again this is yet another Christian film for which believers and nonbelievers will approach differently with their life experiences. But Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly as the preacher and wife who are the parents of young Colton both are sincere without being cloying in their performances in Heaven Is For Real.

    Just the title alone is an arguing point. I don’t think there’s an unbeliever out there who wouldn’t like for heaven to be real. But I think that depending on your belief system your first concern will inevitably be what are the qualifications, what is the admission policy?

    That book that Kinnear preaches from has some rather extraordinary prohibitions that disqualify a lot of people almost from the beginning. For me I can think of a few things off the bat that would disqualify me. There’s some things I hope to be forgiven for and some things that I’ll not apologize for.

    I can’t think of any religion that does not say that children are indeed the innocent. Young Connor Corum who plays young Colton might well be in Oscar contention as the youngest nominee ever. His guileless performance is quite extraordinary.

    Heaven Is For Real is a nicely put together for which arguments about the content is pointless.

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