Heaven Is for Real Poster

Release Date: April 16th, 2014

DVD Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

PG|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Small-town businessman, pastor and volunteer firefighter Todd Burpo (Greg Kinnear) and his wife, Sonja (Kelly Reilly), are struggling to make ends meet during a tough year. After their young son, Colton (Connor Corum), undergoes emergency surgery, Todd and Sonja are overjoyed at the child's miraculous recovery. However, the Burpos are unprepared for what happens next -- Colton says that he went to heaven and back, and tells his parents things that he couldn't possibly know.

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Margo Martindale, Jacob Vargas, Connor Corum, Thomas Haden Church, Lane Styles, Thanya Romero

Director: Randall Wallace

Genres: Drama

Production Co: T.D. Jakes Ministries, Roth Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Son, Charming, Wife, Fascinating, Small town, Transformation, Hospital, 2010s, House, Family

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  • This company of actors pulls together and delivers a lot of punch to a pedestrian script inspired by quite an amazing tale. show more

  • Wallace smartly leaves room for skeptics of Burpo's account to maintain their doubt; what matters most is that audiences understand the film character's reasons for choosing to believe his son's vision/dream/delirium. show more

  • Wallace made a lot of shrewd decisions to sock this movie home, but he can’t entirely overcome the dramatic thinness of the original material. show more

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