Schlocky Tearjerker explains 'Heaven is for Real'
Depending on what trailers you have seen for Heaven is for Real, there may be spoilers ahead. If you haven’t seen any trailers and you know you are going to see this film, you are better off not reading any further and avoiding any other explanations of the film. If you go in not knowing anything, you may not be able to guess what is going to happen. It’s more fun that way (with fun being a relative word).
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And by fun, I really mean a film that is a well-made Hallmark Presents feature. This is the type of film that is hard to rate because it isn’t terrible, and it isn’t great. It is also targeted to a certain segment of the audience, and they are going to love it.
The actors do a great job, especially Greg Kinnear and Thomas Haden Church. The wife, played by Kelly Reilly, is everything she is supposed to be. The son, played by Connor Corum, is adorable and believable. Everyone in the film is basically a good person. There are tensions, but they are the tensions of life without the malice that is often attributed to such tensions.
This is a schlocky tearjerker about the existence of heaven. It is based on the true story of Colton Burpo and his visit to Heaven. There is a book of the same name.
You may wonder why people who claim to have faith have a hard time in believing in miracles, but if you are questioning your faith, Heaven is for Real might help you get it back. Otherwise, you might be better off skipping this film for something less lukewarm.
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