Based on Colton Burpo’s written testimony of his experience in Heaven as a little kid, Heaven is for Real opens in theaters just in time for Easter weekend. I am vey, vey (french accent 🙂 ) excited for this wonderful film! With all the palpable inquisitive agitation floating around about what happens after life ends, it is expected that crowds will flock in to view Heaven is for Real. Hopefully, they will attend with open minds and open hearts, and, even a bazillion times more hopefully, this movie will inspire many to get on that brilliant Heaven-bound path.
Release date: April 16, 2014
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® nominee and Emmy® 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.