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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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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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16 April 2014 (USA)  »

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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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Margo Martindale, who plays Nancy Rawling, appeared in other history about afterlife, TV series A Gifted Man (2011). 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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The book has been throughly debunked why did this become a movie
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While the movie may be cute it doesn't show how this was debunked and he got his story over the course of many years with Q&A from his dad (who just happens to be a minister). It is sad that his dad is exploiting him like this. I thought the ninth was supposed to be important.

Now near death experiences have been highly test and 100% disproved by science, as have out of body experiences. This is just a story about a kid that hears things from his dad and connects dots to what he wants. I used to pretend when I was a child too, however we never made a movie out of my imaginary epics.


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