Based on a true story and published book, "Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back" by Todd, Sonja and Colton Burpo (Authors), and Lynn Vincent (Contributor), the movie takes the viewer on a journey through the eyes of an innocent four-year-old boy (Colton Burpo) who, after surviving an emergency appendectomy, describes in detail what he saw and experienced during his surgery.
Colton talks about having visited Heaven and his incredible experiences there … including meeting family members he never knew about.
He also describes how he left his body during the surgery and what exactly his parents were doing while the doctors were performing the operation.
"I lifted up and I looked down, Mom was in one room, you were in another room yelling at God" he says.
"Heaven is for Real" is scheduled to be released in theaters April 16th.
About Heaven is for Real:
"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."
Randall Wallace (Writer of Braveheart, Pearl Harbor, We Were Soldiers)
Randall Wallace and Christopher Parker
BASED ON THE BOOK BY
Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
Joe Roth, T.D. Jakes
Sue Baden-Powell, Sam Mercer, Derrick Williams
Greg Kinnear(Rake-TV Series), Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale, and Thomas Haden Church
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There is no reason for a child to make up an elaborate story especially when that child would most likely get ridiculed by his or her classmates in school, which would cause his or her family to be scrutinized as well.