Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true 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. The film stars Greg Kinnear (A Flash of Genius) and Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes) as Todd and Sonja, the real-life couple whose young son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) 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 of this remarkable event. Directed by Randall Wallace (Secretariat).
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
Thursday, April 24 - Thursday, May 1
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Directed by: Randall Wallace
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale and Thomas Haden Church
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Humor makes 'Heaven' accessible
For a film about God and angels, 'Heaven is for Real' is powerfully grounded in humanity. A wide-eyed 4-year-old makes a fairly convincing case for the existence of an afterlife in 'Heaven is for Real'. But it's Greg Kinnear— with his characteristic affability — that just about seals the deal. The film, based on the best-selling book, is infused with humor. By focusing on the bond between father and son, it avoids being heavy-handed or preachy, a wise choice for a movie that asserts heaven exists, based on the earnest insistence of a precocious preschooler. But the veracity of a sweet little boy's claims is not entirely the point. The film effectively raises an issue rarely tackled in mainstream studio movies with bankable actors. And it does so with a light touch, resulting in a well-acted, family-friendly and timely movie for Easter audiences that is just as much about appreciating life on Earth as it is about what comes after. Claudia Puig, USA TODAY