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... See full summary »
While on location in a spooky Romanian villa with his Hollywood big-shot mom and her dorky boyfriend, twelve-year-old Kevin befriends a Renaissance-era girl ghost who helps him cause unrest on the set.
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
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As a coincidence, this movie has actors with the surnames of both "Church" and "Apostle". See more »
When Cassie runs to the bathtub to vomit, nothing is shown coming out. However, she could have been just feeling extremely nauseous. See more »
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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1st watched 5/2/2014 – 5 out of 10(Dir-Randall Wallace): Interesting yet simple exploration of a young boy's near death experience and it's effect of his father and the community around him. This is a cute movie that does make you think, but it's missing a punch to push it over the thumbs-up edge. The story revolves around the father, played by Greg Kinnear, who is a business owner, pastor, and volunteer firefighter for his community in a small town in Nebraska. After a family trip to Denver --- the son gets sick from a ruptured appendix and practically dies on the operating table but miraculously survives after much prayer. After his recovery, he begins revealing small doses of his encounters while on that table including seeing himself being worked on, and visits to heaven where he sees Jesus, his unborn sister and his great grandfather whom he's never met. The family and the church, despite their leanings towards the belief in the existence of heaven, start doubting the experience but their lives change in different ways due to the event. Although this is an interesting story and has good performances, especially by Kinnear, the movie leaves you with a kind of so-what feeling. Don't get me wrong it's not a bad movie and one of the few ventures into Christianity in the film world and into the religious complexities including the realities of life, but as a movie it kind of just lays there. Definitely a nice attempt at bringing the religion into the mainstream film world, but I personally am not sure that this media is the best place for this.
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