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Movie Review: Miracles from Heaven

Miracles from Heaven is a 2016 American Christian film directed by Patricia Riggen and written by Randy Brown. Photo Courtesy: Columbia Pictures

Miracles from Heaven is a 2016 American Christian film directed by Patricia Riggen and written by Randy Brown. Photo Courtesy: Columbia Pictures

By Kelly Norman

When you go see this movie, bring a box of tissues. And when I say “when you go” I mean it, because you should really go see this movie. Yes you. I cried like a baby and all around me were sniffles, but in a good way. It is moving, heartbreaking, inspirational, entertaining and uplifting all at the same time. Going into this movie, I didn’t think it was going to be as good as it was. I saw Heaven is For Real, and while it was good, it did not compare to this one. Don’t let the bad trailer with the cliché horrible music deter you. When I saw the trailer, I thought the same thing and I never even planned on seeing it. Well, I might have rented it at Redbox for a dollar. But given the opportunity to see it for a review, I took up the offer and am so glad I did.

Miracles from Heaven is the true story of the Beam family from Burleson, Texas (about 15 miles from Fort Worth). They are a tight-knit, sweet, Christian family that are very involved in their church. When Christy discovers that her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, chronic disease that will not allow her body to digest food, she does not let her daughter’s diagnosis stop her from trying to help her. After months and months of doctor visits, where nothing is working to help heal Anna, Anna has a horrible accident. She falls 30 feet inside of a hollow tree and instead of dying or ending up paralyzed from such a hard fall, she miraculously ends up healed of her illness. Her doctors, family, friends, community, and the nation are mystified and inspired when they hear her story.

This movie will move you and bring you to tears, and hopefully give you faith and something to look forward to in the future. Whether or not you are a Christian, or believe the story or not, I believe that you will still enjoy this movie and take something away from it. Jennifer Garner is great in it, but Kylie Rogers, the little girl that plays Anna, shines. It also stars Queen Latifah, (who is hilarious) and Martin Henderson from Grey’s Anatomy.

Trust me when I say…this movie was really good…go see it!!!

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