Heaven Is for Real
Greg Kinnear, brilliant as the father in Little Miss Sunshine, plays a put-upon pastor in a mid-American town, struggling to make ends meet as all the good folk are. After his four-year-old son Colton suffers from a ruptured appendix and nearly dies on the operating table, the child talks of meeting Jesus and visiting heaven. Carlton is too young to make it all up, and seems to know things that have the ring of truth, including knowledge of long-deceased family members.
After preaching about heaven as a metaphor, can the father accept it as a literal reality or is Colton simply regurgitating every story and hymn he has heard since he was a baby? It’s a crisis of faith that never really loses its faith; it’s just a question of degree and how literally you can take the Bible.
This movie is based upon the real life experiences of the Burpo family, and has been a bestseller in America, bringing hope to many. Who can say… If you are already convinced that heaven is real this movie will affirm that, and if you have other ideas, you will not be converted.
Unless you enjoy watching small town America family-orientated, heart-warming and religious daytime TV-type movies, it is unlikely you will ever want to see Heaven Is for Real.
Heaven Is For Real was released nationwide on 30th May 2014, and is released on VOD on 13th October 2014.
Watch the trailer for Heaven Is for Real here: