#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This is the 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. His son Colton 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. The church turns on him and so does eveyone who is closer or further to him including his wife.
Plot: The true story of the 4-year old son of a small-town pastor who, during emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and enters heaven. When he awakes, he recounts his experiences on the other side.
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Pleasantly Surprised By This One
I read the book and really liked it, gave me plenty to think about. But in all honesty I couldn’t imagine they would be able to make a good movie out of this. I was certain it would end up overly sentimental or artificial or that it simply would not live up to the book. However, they did it – hence the surprise. This movie IS the book brought to life on the big screen. The casting is superb. Greg Kinnear is the ideal father, Kelly Reilly is fine as the mom, and how they managed to find the perfect child to portray Colton Burpo is amazing. Connor Corwin is so natural and likable, he is wonderful in the role . This movie is not preachy. It does not tell the audience what to believe or not to believe. Like the book, it gives those of us who believe further evidence that we’re on the right track. But for those in doubt, it gives you plenty to think about and leaves you with questions you must work out for yourself. It just might leave you with hope and the courage to think there might be something to this belief in Jesus and Heaven. All in all, this is a splendid movie and I’d recommend it, and the book, whole-heartedly.
Not very exciting or uplifting
“Heaven is for Real” is a nice narrative, but half-way through it, you begin to get tired of the writer’s style. True, he’s just a regular human being, but he should have availed himself of some support to its story. It wasn’t necessary to invent anything, just to make the simplicity more powerful without losing half of the audience. The film has the same problem. It begins beautifully, pretty much setting up the atmosphere like “Field of Dreams”, a film that evokes the spirituality in us in a much better way because it never loses focus. “Heaven” feels like it loses its way and desperately tries to make the message clear in not very subtle ways.
Connor Burpo has an out-of-body experience, which drives his pastor father and half the world a bit crazy because heaven couldn’t be so literal or simple. If the director had tried to concentrate on the marvelous child with the difficult role, we would have been more satisfied with the overall product. Instead, we are treated to an overdose of zealous imagery and the power is almost lost.
Kinnear is not bad, but he doesn’t have much to do but repeat and repeat and repeat what we already know. The problem is not the audience in the movie theater, but the audience of his preacher. Faith is not easily portrayed because it is intangible yet powerful; however it is not impossible but it has made its appearance in films that we wouldn’t normally associate with such concept.
There are some moments that are very touching, most of them dealing with the difficult moments which result from Connor’s emergency intervention. He’s such a charming kid that watching him in distress breaks our hearts. Thinking he’s dying is unbearable for his parents and us. A call to prayer is a really moving moment, but from then on, it is just a matter of hoping the film won’t drag, and this it does very well.
I suppose it’s a matter of interpretation, and through the eyes of the child, the message would have been pure and very powerful, but the film goes out of its way to present those elements that people are beginning to feel uncomfortable with. One of the characters in the film puts it very clearly: it’s not to be taken literally. She never negates it happened, but how it’s being presented.
Connor is after all, privy to something special, but it is the father’s interpretation that is problematic. Some people will have no problem just following this path, but what about those who need to be convinced or kept from going astray? It’s certainly not happening with this version of events.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Family
Director Randall Wallace
Writer Randall Wallace (screenplay), Chris Parker (screenplay), Todd Burpo (book), Lynn Vincent (book)
Actors Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Connor Corum
Awards 1 win & 5 nominations.
Production Company Roth Films, T.D. Jakes Ministries
Sound Mix SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory ColorWorks, Culver City (CA), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, EC3 (dailies)
Film Length 2,725.75 m (6 reels)
Negative Format Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema