Heaven Is for Real

2014

Heaven Is for Real

Critics Consensus

Heaven Is for Real boasts a well-written screenplay and a talented cast, but overextends itself with heavy-handed sequences depicting concepts it could have trusted the audience to take on faith.

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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 Academy Award (R) nominee and Emmy (R) award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose 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 from this remarkable event. (c) Sony

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Cast

Greg Kinnear
as Todd Burpo
Kelly Reilly
as Sonja Burpo
Connor Corum
as Colton Burpo
Margo Martindale
as Nancy Rawling
Lane Styles
as Cassie Burpo
Jacob Vargas
as Michael
Rob Moran
as Dr. O'Holleran
Nancy Sorel
as Dr. Charlotte Slater
Darcy Fehr
as Lee Watson
Vivian Winther
as Katherine Watson
Peter Hudson
as Old Man Watson
Randy Apostle
as Slim Forrest
Julia Arkos
as Newspaper Reporter
Cruise Brown
as Playground Boy
Keenan Lehmann
as Playground Boy
Michael Mills
as Marine C.O.
Kevin Anderson
as Mr. Baxter
Jon Ted Wynne
as Mr. Jackson
Darren Feibel
as Mr. Parker
Lois Brothers
as Woman from Choir Group
Mike Bell
as Bubba
Susan Kelso
as Neighbor Lady
John B. Lowe
as Todd's Doctor
Mitch Ainley
as Heywood
Mike Palmer
as Fire Chief
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