Based on the number 1 New York Time best-selling book of the similar name, “Heaven Is For Real” will bring to screen an amazing true event of a small-town father who is forced to believe in his son and figure out the conviction and courage to share his son’s life-challenging and extraordinary experience to the world.
Todd Burpro and his angelic 4-year-old son
The movie star Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Actor Mr. Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpro and Co-star Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, this real-life couple whose son Colton Burpo claims that he have put his feet in Heaven during his a near dead experience.
Colton tells the details of his amazing trip with childlike innocence and talks matter-of-factly about events that happened before he was born. Those are things he could impossibly
know. It is so strange. That makes surprised at his parents. Day by day, Todd and his wife are then challenged to check the meaning from this extraordinary event.
In the movie, an angelic 4-year-old son of a Nebraska pastor, Colton Burpo, suffers an emergency surgery. While under the anesthesia, he experiences many visions such as observing the prayers of his anguished parents, watching his own operation, and even meeting Jesus.
On a beautiful day, he suddenly says something to his mom, and his father simultaneously hears his childlike words. Todd and Sonja are so amazed at what their angelic son talks about. At first, Todd sits near Colton and listens to his son’s strange stories with the amused forbearance of little skeptical but proud parents.
Todd Burpro listens to his son’s stories
He and Sonja take note their son’s detailed visions down to the stories and hymns Colton has been stepped in his life. When he mentions meeting people he has yet to encounter or even know them exist.
Todd has become convinced since then. He admits that Colton has truly glimpsed the afterlife, and a disclosure that someone sends a preacher – his son on the journey to ultimately threaten his family and his parish.
Audiences expect the movie adapted from the best selling memoir of Todd Burpo by the director Randall Wallace to be a bland allegory of unconditional faith and reassurance that is in for something a little edgy, and turn out to be for the good.
Thanks to the professional and sensitive performance of Kinnear and the spectacular cast of supporting actors, what could be just simply a feel-good practice in Eschatology Lite instead of becoming a good thing, but surprisingly tough-minded protagonist of a man battling his faith.
People in the small Midwestern community where the Burpo family lives are well-meaning, gentle, and easy-going. Heaven Is For Real absolutely supports Colton’s debate that he has visited heaven where he talks with his dad in the movie.
He says that Jesus rides a colored horse and teams angels up to sing great songs, but some people has yet to believe in him entirely.
The whole film has to handle painful questions of Todd, Sonja, and parishioners as they enjoy the implication of Colton’s startling revelations. The first step is to fit these disclosures into the scriptural acquaintance, and then proceed to their own personal theology.
Todd asks his wife that why it can’t be a miracle and echoes the very thoughts of the parishioners who disagree with Colton’s stories as literally true, but they can’t dismiss them reflexively.
Colton enjoys his life
In the film, Todd role-plays a good man, a modest garage-door installer whose colloquial preaches appeal to his small and middle-of-the-road evangelical congregation.
Once he occurs to be more interested in lecturing the Gospel of the Son of Todd than the Son of God, immediately the prayers start recoiling.
In an important church meeting, a lady played by the magnificent
Margo Martindale face up Todd with the germane observation that the stories of heaven and hell are often used to terrify and steer people.
This push-and-pull is the best of Heaven Is For Real. Besides, the film has several humorous moments, mainly being from Thomas Haden Church as the town-bank director. Wallace uses a bright blue palette during the movie to reflect better preternaturally blue eyes of Colton, and sets up enough events to enhance this child’s experience that alternative interprets are readily available.
Kelly Keilly, Greg Kinnear, and Connor Corum
Once or twice the movie director fails in glib logic and on-the-nose sentimentality; exceptionally, in Colton’s childlike cotton-cloud memories.
He is just a child, and the kitsch stages serves to reinforce the basic tensions that propel the movie progress.
Without less a steadfast agnostic than Barbara Ehrenreich currently releasing the memoir of her own
youthful encounter with the Great Unfathomable, and Eben Alexander – a neurosurgeon claiming in Newsweek Magazine that he also took an immense journey to the heaven is a great moment to connect with collective speculation on transcendence in its various and most inexplicable forms.
According to the conclusion of Burpo’s book, the director ends the movie by typing Colton’s visions to those of another young boy half way around the universe. This boy can paint Jesus pictures eerily coincided with the American child’s impressions.
This can be an interesting turn of events, but the report unluckily takes away from the most advanced sequence in Heaven Is For Real movie, wherein Todd ultimately seems to advance to Colton’s journey into something personally significant and spiritually transformative.
In the progress of the film, the preoccupations that have consumed Todd seem totally beside the point compared to how we can love our neighbors as ourselves in God’s name. It may not get involved singing angels or multicolored ponies, but is still a question for ages.