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Heaven Is for Real (2014)

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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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Katherine Watson
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Ursula Clark ...
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This is the 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. His son Colton 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. The church turns on him and so does eveyone who is closer or further to him including his wife. Written by Sony Pictures Publicity

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

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16 April 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cielo sí existe  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$91,443,253 (USA) (8 August 2014)
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The Lithuanian painting girl who appears at the beginning and ending of the movie, played by Ursula Clark, is based on the real-life Akiane Kramarik (born in July 9, 1994, in Mount Morris, Illinois), a girl who affirmed to have experienced an NDE and to have met Jesus in heaven. In addition, the painting about Jesus shown in the movie is the real painting made by Kramarik, called Prince of Peace. See more »

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While having a emotional discussion in the cemetery, Todd is looking at the ground while Nancy is speaking. The camera angle changes and suddenly Todd is looking at Nancy. See more »

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Todd Burpo: Is heaven a hope? Or as real as the earth and sky? I once asked my grandfather that question. And he said by the time he knew the answer, it would be too late for him to tell me. The day would come when I asked that question again, staring into the eyes of my son.
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Couldn't sit through the whole thing...
2 August 2014 | by (United States, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I believe this movie (and book) to be an attempt to make money. There were just too many right things in the right place to be believable. Kind of like when you know it's too good to be true, or when you start to watch a movie and it's just way too predictable. Too many things just seemed to be strategically placed in to story to convince the reader or viewer of the story teller's viewpoint.

I did find it kind of ironic though that the boy saw a white horse with wings in his visions. I may be wrong, but didn't Mohammed ascended to heaven on a white winged horse? Maybe this movie is actually affirming the Koran and Muslims instead. Just saying...

Anyway, the movie was just plain boring. At least up until the point I turned it off.


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