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Heaven Is for Real (2014)

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Heaven Is for Real is a movie starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, and Thomas Haden Church. 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Todd Burpo
... Sonja Burpo
... Jay Wilkins
... Colton Burpo
... Cassie Burpo
... Nancy Rawling
... Michael
Thanya Romero ... Rosa
... Ray
... Dr. O'Holleran
... Dr. Charlotte Slater
... Lee Watson
... Katherine Watson
Pete Hudson ... Old Man Watson
Ursula Clark ... Painting Girl
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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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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,522,221, 20 April 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$91,443,253

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,332,962
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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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When Cassie runs to the bathtub to vomit, nothing is shown coming out. However, she could have been just feeling extremely nauseous. 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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Written by Randall Wallace and Nick Glennie-Smith
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Just Okay
16 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie on opening night and there were only four of us in the theater (which was just fine with me). I will start by saying that I am a Christian, was excited to see this movie, and really like Greg Kinnear. Although I liked the story, I was not impressed with the movie overall. The acting was not great, and it was somewhat slow. Again, I like the story they were trying to tell, it just did not grip me nor did any of the characters pull me in. It does make one think about death and heaven and what happens when we leave this earth. I thought it was a very interesting story and am glad it made it to the big screen, but I also think they could have taken this so much further than they did. Please see for yourself though, do not let this review make you hesitate to watch on the big screen or rental at home when it comes out.


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