Heaven is for Real

Genre:  Drama | Running Time:  99 min.
In Theatres:  April 16, 2014 | On DVD/VOD:  July 22, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 3.90
based on 198 votes and 59 reviews
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Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale, Thomas Haden Church

Inspiration: Colton Burpo


During an emergency appendectomy operation, Colton Burpo, only four years old at the time, claimed he'd been to heaven and sat on Jesus' lap. At first no one pays attention to the little boy, but when he reveals details of what happened while he was having an out-of-body experience, including describing what his parents were doing during his surgery and where they were, his family has second thoughts about his claims.

Colton talks about his great-grandfather, whom he's never met, and identifies him through a photo he's never seen. He also tells his parents he saw his other sister, who was miscarried at two months, saying she was happy to see him in Heaven. However, not everyone believes Colton, and it creates stress for the family.

A film adaptation of the novel by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba and surrounding areas. Some cast members are Canadian.

Director: Randall Wallace
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): T.D. Jakes, Joe Roth
Screenplay: Randall Wallace, Christopher Parker
Official Site: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/heavenisforreal/

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  • 1 star "blue eyes, blond hair, white - give me a break!"
  • 5 stars "People are funny. They talk about religious, talk about preaching,etc. The movie is about Heaven for REAL!!!! Religion, preaching , does it really matter if HEAVEN is for REAL!! This movie is about HEAVEN being REAL, and of course all the people that believe it are going to 100% it. If you go to a strip place, a gambling place, a bar with beer made on the premises, and its real and its good, and its amazing etc, and its what you felt, tasted, touched, watched, etc. Arn't you going to promote it. WELL thats what normally people do. So stop being a hypocrite and opinionated about something you know nothing about, and stop watching stuff you want to criticize because you don't agree..."
  • 3 stars "Finally a movie that addresses what it means to die. A look at a humans conscience at time of death. All that humans are exposed to, including those things that we are indoctrined with by those people and experiences around us are what defines our heaven or hell when we die. Nothing less and nothing more. Our heaven is nothing more than what we want it to be - our conscience."
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