Manna From Heaven (2002)



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Sisters Gabrielle C. and Maria Burton direct the independent comedy Manna From Heaven, written by their mother, Gabrielle B. Burton, and produced by their siblings at Five Sisters Productions. In Buffalo, NY, during the '50s, the wind blows in cash money to the tune of 20 thousand dollars. Believing it was a tangible gift from God, Sister Teresa (Ursula Burton) tries to gather up the money and pay it back 30 years later. However, her family members don't want to give up their free money and … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Gabrielle B. Burton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 26, 2005
Box Office: $0.1M
Five Sisters Productions - Official Site



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as Rosalie Annunciata

as Young Helen

as Young Ed

as Young Inez

as Young Rita

as Young Tony

as Young Theresa

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as Homeless Man

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Critic Reviews for Manna From Heaven

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (8)

You can tell what Manna wants to be -- a light-hearted-yet-profound, feel-good flick in the same vein as It's a Wonderful Life -- but it falls woefully short.

Full Review… | October 23, 2003
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

It's shot like a Lifetime-influenced student film, and the overall artlessness makes the spoony dialogue all the more glaring.

Full Review… | April 8, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

Too cute by half and at least a half-hour too long.

April 7, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The five sisters responsible for the old-fashioned fable 'Manna From Heaven' have a lot of plates spinning in the air -- but even their 10 hands aren't enough to overcome the hokey, overstuffed plot and a messily hand-stitched, often illogical script.

April 4, 2003
New York Post
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While it would be easy to fault its lack of technical polish, somewhat discursive script and uneven performances, it is also refreshingly sincere, gentle and good-natured.

Full Review… | April 3, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The Burtons' hearts are in the right place, but they need to get more tough-minded.

Full Review… | April 3, 2003
Los Angeles Times
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