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 Greg Kinnear (A Flash of Genius) and Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes) as Todd and Sonja, the real-life couple whose young 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 of this remarkable event. Directed by Randall Wallace (Secretariat).
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
Friday, April 18 - Thursday, April 24
Friday: (5:15), 7:30 and 9:30
Saturday: (1:00, 3:10, 5:15), 7:30 and 9:30
Sunday: (1:00, 3:10, 5:15) and 7:30
Monday - Thursday: (5:15) and 7:30
Directed by: Randall Wallace
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale and Thomas Haden Church
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'Heaven Is for Real' succeeds as fact or fantasy, take your pick
Heaven Is for Real works in mysterious ways for a faith-based movie. It actually leaves room for doubt, in a genre founded on Christian absolutes. Tears aren't jerked; Bibles aren't thumped. Believing gets easier. There's a purity of purpose to Randall Wallace's film, based on Todd Burpo's book about his son Colton, who claimed at age 4 to have met Jesus in heaven during a near-death experience. As a pastor, Todd might be expected to blindly embrace that claim, and as a movie Heaven Is for Real could've done the same. Wallace believes but not relentlessly so, giving voice to doubters – several inside Todd's church – before they're predictably silenced. Heaven Is for Real isn't a radical shift in religious cinema but it's unique in anticipating and serving on-the-fence viewers, a crossover tactic that can make dollars and evangelical sense. The movie modestly succeeds as fact or fantasy, take your theological pick. Steve Persall - Tampa Bay Times