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When young Sara hears a preacher say faith can move mountains, she starts praying. Suddenly, people in her town are mysteriously healed - but fame soon takes its toll.

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Richard Correll (as Rich Correll)

Writers:

Richard Correll (as Rich Correll), G.M. Mercier
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mira Sorvino ... Bonnie Hopkins
Austyn Johnson ... Sara Hopkins
Kevin Sorbo ... Dr. Ben Riley
Peter Coyote ... Sam Donovan
Burgess Jenkins ... Alex Hopkins
Tommi Rose ... Cindy Kramer
Stephanie Cood ... Theresa Cassillas
Paul-Mikél Williams ... Mark Miller
Luke Harmon ... Danny Hopkins
Collin Place ... Alvie Bronner
Darryl Cox ... Pastor Jerry 'Mac' Macmillan
Mollie Milligan ... Elizabeth Riley
Lisa Lloyd ... Dolores Clark
Tisha Bradford Tisha Bradford ... Flora Miller
Marisol Vera ... Maria Casillas
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Unlike most people, young Sara Hopkins is willing to take God at His word. So when she hears a preacher say faith can move mountains, she starts praying. What begins with a mysteriously healed bird leads to people suddenly cured of their misery and misfortune all over town. But the overwhelming crush of notoriety and press attention soon takes its toll on Sara. Will her family be able to save their miracle girl before it's too late? Written by Atlas Distribution Company

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Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic content, a brief fight and brief smoking

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A Christian movie with powerful performances.
2 April 2021 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

The Girl Who Believes In Miracles is a lukewarm Christian movie with a weak storyline. The few heartwarming scenes aren't quite enough to keep this film afloat. With a strong performance by the ensemble's youngest actress, the movie does not have enough storytelling to deliver a wholly satisfying movie experience.

The Girl Who Believes In Miracles centers around a little girl named Sarah (Austyn Johnson) who has seen God and can grant miracles. She helps cancer patients, and even blind and paralyzed teens. All the while, Sarah's fame increases, with people knocking on her door to grant miracles. Sarah's health declines, too, but she keeps up her faith.

The movie makes it clear from the beginning that Jesus is praised, and that this is not a modern version of the Messiah's story. It is unclear, though, why Sarah holds this power to grant miracles as she has done nothing significant except have faith. The Girl Who Believes In Miracles is confusing in this way and may leave the audience wondering, "Can anyone be a Messiah?" However, the actors deliver empowering performances. In the scenes in which Sarah's health weakens, her suffering is absolutely heartbreaking. Austyn really has the audience pulling for her. Sarah's grandfather, Sam (Peter Coyote), also has a heartfelt monologue in which he talks to God and says he would rather die than Sarah. His love shines through, along with his pain, creating a tear-jerking scene.

The moral of this film is to always let faith guide you. Even as Sarah's health declines, she never loses her faith. She stands by God and understands that everything happens for a reason, unlike her family who try to fight the ticking clock. As a Christian, I did find the film somewhat offensive in its message that anyone with faith can perform miracles.

I give The Girl Who Believes In Miracles 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Heather S., KIDS FIRST!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2021 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$546,000, 4 April 2021

Gross USA:

$1,364,725

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,364,725
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Dolby (5.1)

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2.39 : 1
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