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Letters to God (2010)

 -  Drama | Family  -  9 April 2010 (USA)
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Ben Doherty (as Michael Christopher Bolten)
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Brady McDaniels (as Jeffrey S.S. Johnson)
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A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and community and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's journey and his family by reading the letters. They inspire him to seek a better life for himself and his own son he's lost through his alcohol addiction. Written by Anonymous

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letter | faith | postman | cancer | prayer | See more »

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Hope is contagious...... See more »

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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9 April 2010 (USA)  »

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Briefe an Gott - Letters to God  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,101,204 (USA) (9 April 2010)

Gross:

$2,848,578 (USA) (25 June 2010)
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Olivia says to Benjamin at one point, "Shall we accept good from God and not trouble?" This is a reference to Job chapter 2. God gives all of Job's status and health in the devil's possession. His wife tells him, "Curse God and die!" Job replies, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept only good from God and never trouble?" See more »

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Absolutely Remarkable! 10/10
28 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A review is something that I don't do often. However, after watching this movie, it left me feeling like I wanted to say more on the story. I read several reviews full of slander regarding the religious theme in this story. With a title "Letters to God" you'd be stupid not to expect religion in there somewhere. With no religious beliefs of my own, I found this storyline truly inspirational, admirable and touching.

Not only was the storyline well wrote out, but the acting was remarkable. The cast played their roles perfectly, allowing viewers to appreciate the storyline behind the acting. What makes this work even better, is that its not just "another story". This is life, it happens every day, and could happen to any one of us.

It's not about what religion this story follows, or how it matches any other religion. It's about how believing in something brings hope to ones life, allowing them to live a more fulfilled life and how doing so can greatly impact others lives for the better.

This is one of those films that leaves you questioning your life, the things we take for granted, the opportunitys we let slip. Watch this movie, learn from it, and live a full life, as you don't know whats around the corner...


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