Heaven is for Real 2014 PG CC

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Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book, Heaven is for Real recounts 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.

Starring:
Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly
Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

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Heaven is for Real

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Randall Wallace
Starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly
Supporting actors Thomas Haden Church, Connor Corum, Lane Styles, Margo Martindale, Jacob Vargas, Thanya Romero, Danso Gordon, Rob Moran, Nancy Sorel, Darcy Fehr, Vivian Winther, Pete Hudson, Ursula Clark, Mike Mohrhardt, Bryan Clark, Randy Apostle, Julia Arkos, Candace Smith
Studio TriStar Pictures
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Heaven is for Real was a powerful and uplifting experience.
Robert E. Romanelli
For anyone that has not yet read the book, I highly recommend it.
Janet Woodville
You will feel like you are going to cry for most of the movie.
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182 of 200 people found the following review helpful By Kathy W TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 19, 2014
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The movie begins with a young girl, on the other side of the world, painting a picture of an eye. You will find out what that means in the end.

This movie is a WONDERFUL heartwarming story of a young 4-year old boy who has an out-of-body experience. While in critical condition, on the operating table from a ruptured appendix, young Coulton goes to Heaven, spends time with Jesus, is sung to by angels, and meets some folks he never knew. The movie also hints at the power of prayer, when a large group of town people come together and pray. When Coulton is out of danger and back home, he begins to speak of his experiences. Coulton is so at peace, and so without fear.

The movie is also a test of faith for the folks in the small town of Imperial Nebraska, Who really wants to believe in a young boy's story? Watch as some folks' faith is challenged.

Greg Kinnear is perfect for the role of Pastor Todd Burpa. Ralph Haden Church, as Jay Wilkins, is the local banker and Todd's friend. Because this is obviously a small town community, both Todd and Jay are co-involved in other town activities.

I thoroughly enjoyed the film and I highly recommend it. It is a beautiful and deeply touching story. (Bring a few kleenex because it touches your heart and soul.) I plan to purchase the DVD for my collection. I have not yet read the book but I will now!

This movie is allegedly based on the true story of the Burpa family. I can tell you that my brother had a NDE during a serious operation. As someone who did not normally believe in the "unseen," the NDE was a big surprise for him. It took him about 2 months before he was ready to share it with me. I also have a musician friend who had an NDE, and the music he plays sounds like it came right out of Heaven.
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55 of 62 people found the following review helpful By S. Tyler on July 19, 2014
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When I lost my husband in 2006, things happened that was extremely similar to this little boy's story. He said he heard music about 5 hours before he transitioned into Heaven and other things happened as well that was confirmation that he would be with Jesus in Heaven when he left this earth. Almost exactly 1 hour before he left this world, he looked at the ceiling with his eyes roaming back and forth as though he was looking at something, then he said abruptly "I have to go!" I thought he was losing oxygen to the brain so I assumed he was talking out of his head. Me and 2 other nurses were in the room with him. I said "You do? Where do you have to go?" He didn't say anything to me but kept looking at the ceiling with his eyes going back and forth then he said "I don't know. You'll have to ask her if it's okay." He was talking to someone! He was so weak by then that as he turned his head to look at me and point, he could barely do so. I knew then he was asking if he could go with the ones he was talking to. He transitioned peacefully and literally took his last breath with a smile on his face. The thought crossed my mind that he was "birthed" into Heaven. When he left his body, I could feel what he was experiencing. I learned later that this does happen sometimes with family members. He was feeling an unexplainable joy and peace. I could also sense that he was looking at his body thinking, maybe saying, there's no way I'm going back in there! I know beyond a shadow of a doubt he's in Heaven and one day I'll be joining him. So, needless to say, this movie made me cry... a lot! My husband now, a widower, also related to this movie. We both are not only believers of Jesus but know from experience that this is all for real... Jesus, God, Heaven... and, sadly, hell. I just thank Him for the opportunity for salvation so we can live eternally with Him and our loved ones in Heaven.
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88 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Robert E. Romanelli on April 29, 2014
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Heaven is for Real was a powerful and uplifting experience. The movie is inspirational and fascinating from beginning to end. From a production point of view, it was very well done: good acting, good cinematography, good use of space and sets, quite authentic. Good job of directing and very good musical score throughout. I can't wait to see it again and also to get some copies for family and friends. A Jewish friend of mine, who is not a Christian, said she loved the movie, cried all the way through it, and found it intensely inspiring for her personally. I rest my case. God bless all the people involved in making this wonderful film.
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55 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Joy on April 25, 2014
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Please release this on DVD! It's too good not to own and it made me cry. Such a great movie.
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46 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Eddie Whitehead on May 8, 2014
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I read the book, I watched the movie, I LOVED it and every woman that has ever had a miscarriage needs to watch this.
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45 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Rosemary Capuder on May 20, 2014
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Outstanding movie that you can watch with the entire family. A heart-warming story that provided comfort to me and probably plenty of others. I totally believe every minute of Colton Burpo's adventure. I can't wait for the video to come out to see it and enjoy it again.
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39 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Janet Woodville on May 31, 2014
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I went and saw the movie, I had already heard the book in audio format. Colton's Story has had a profound positive affect on my life.
For 1. I rededicated my life on Easter Sunday. Sometime we tend to let the stress of this life on earth get the best of us and forget our roots. in my case. My relationship with Christ. So on Easter Sunday, I rededicated my life. The one step left is to get re baptized. God has laid it on my heart to do so. This will be a public profession of my faith. God has done wonderful things with Colton's Story. For anyone that has not yet read the book, I highly recommend it. The book has a lot more detail.
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