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Heaven Is for Real (2014)

 -  Drama  -  16 April 2014 (USA)
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A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.

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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. Written by Sony Pictures Publicity

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Rated PG thematic material including some medical situations | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,522,221 (USA) (18 April 2014)

Gross:

$91,080,557 (USA) (18 July 2014)
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Great Movie... Negative reviews are an organized effort
4 July 2014 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie, and should be seen by all, whether you chose to believe it or not. The negative reviews are obviously an organized effort by atheists and haters who just can't stand the idea of happy endings coming from a movie with Christian overtones.

The movie hit on all cylinders: Good story, good acting, excellent cinematography, and high production value.

As for the atheists that just have to chime in and try to destroy this movie, I'll ask you the two questions that I always ask atheists and haters. If you want to believe there is no God and want me to respect that opinion and lifestyle, then why is it so hard for you to respect mine? In so doing, if you truly believe that God doesn't exist, then why are you so afraid of him?


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