The other night I came across the movie Heaven is for Real (2014), which I had never seen. The story-line synosis caught my attention, stating it was an inspirational tale of a young boy who suffers a near-death experience and claims to have visited heaven.
Heaven is for Real Movie Synosis
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Colton begins talking about people he has never met or heard about, such as his great grandfather who died 30 years before he was born. Colton shares impossible-to-know details about these people he met in Heaven and about having looked down (from heaven) to see the doctor operating on him and how he saw his dad praying in the waiting room. He also talks about how Jesus takes him to meet these people, including a sister he never knew about.
As townspeople ridicule these stories and school children tease the older sister, his parents try to find the courage and conviction to believe Colton and share his story.
Greg Kinnear does an excellent acting job of portraying Todd Burpo, the father in the movie. The mom is played by Kelly Reilly and Colton by Connor Corum. The performances of this Christian film are notably thoughtful.
Heaven is for Real – the Book
The movie is based on the best selling book of the same name. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back (2010) is a memoir written by Todd Burpo, Colton's father, and Lynn Vincent The book was on the New York Times Bestseller list for a record setting 156 weeks. It is a Christian nonfiction story based on the true experience of the Burpo family.
When asked what Heaven was like, Colton answers “Heaven is a lot like earth, except more colorful and more beautiful. “
This is a very sweet, well acted, movie with a Christian based theme. I enjoyed it very much.
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