Do you believe in Heaven? Do you really believe in Heaven? That is the question that is asked in the new film by Sony/Tri-Star Pictures, Heaven is for Real, opening this Easter weekend. Based on the book of the same name, the story is about the Burpo Family and their son Colton, who had a near death experience when he was just 4 years old. After his recovery, Colton starts to talk about how he went to heaven, what it was like, and the people he met there. These statements shake the small rural town the family lives in and the small church family that is ministered to by their Pastor, Colton’s father. As Christians, they have always said they believed in Heaven. But now they are forced to decide if they really do believe what they always have said they believed.
Heaven is for Real stars Greg Kinnear as Pastor Todd Burpo. Kinnear gives a convincing performance as a man who is confronted with the beliefs that he preaches. Connor Corum debuts in his first major role as Colton. For a 4 year old, he does quite well in the role and is adorable and endearing to the audience. The rest of the cast is rounded out with veteran actors such as Thomas Haden Church, Margo Martindale, and Kelly Reilly. Audiences will appreciate the portrayal of a loving family who rely on their faith to stick together during the difficult times. They will also enjoy the loyal friendship seen between Greg Kinnear and Thomas Haden Church.
As Christians it can be easy to “talk the talk” but more difficult to “walk the walk”. This film will inspire you to look inside and ask yourself if you really do believe what you say you do. Heaven is for Real is a sweet and gripping story for the whole family that is perfect to enjoy this Easter Season.
Heaven is for Real opens April 16th.