My family of four had the opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new movie Miracles from Heaven. Yes all four of us together, at a movie. That means my husband and I, along with our twin girls, who are almost 12. I almost didn’t watch the trailer beforehand, but decided if we were all going to go, I better watch it. I wanted to know if it was something that we could all sit through – – wanted to make sure it wouldn’t bore us to the point that we would be sleeping in those cozy theater seats – – and that it was ok for the girls.
I kind of wished I wouldn’t have watched the trailer, I honestly felt it gave a bit too much of the movie away. So for this reason I tried not to have our kids watch it as I wanted them to not really know the whole story. No it’s not a scary movie, and no I didn’t think they would be bored. Instead I felt that there would be some great lessons in it. I wanted them to sort of soak in those lessons, and not catch a glimpse of them ahead of time. I have always enjoyed documentary films, so the fact that this is based on a true story made me even more curious. If you want to check out the trailer before taking your family, here it is:
We all four sat attentively through the entire movie. It really is a movie with great lessons. Most of which, are great for almost all generations, however I would agree it is a PG movie and not a G movie. There is a lot to take in surrounding sickness, spirituality, and near death experiences. Some movies you hear people moving around and getting up and down through the film, not so with this one. We could have probably heard a pin drop – it really seemed to captivate the audience. I know the four of us really took it in.
I personally felt they chose an all star cast, who played the roles amazingly well. It’s a tough story to make seem real, and yet not have too strong a focus on religion and heaven. I won’t lie, of course there is religion, heaven and spirituality in the movie, but it really is one that everyone can watch, and learn something despite your religious beliefs. I think it could very easily have been a “cheesy” movie, for lack of a better word. My honest opinion is that it is NOT cheesy and was done very well. All four of us liked Miracles from Heaven, a movie with lessons that can lead to some good conversations.
Miracles from Heaven is now in theaters everywhere!
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Robin Masshole Mommy says
I am really looking forward to this movie. It sounds SO good.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I’m so excited to see this one. I always love movies that really tug at your heart strings, and this one seems like it will certainly do that.
Lindsey Paris says
I heard that it was an incredibly religious film, but I suppose it all depends on your take. I’m glad that the whole family enjoyed it!
Now that I’ve read your review, I don’t think I will watch the trailer before watching the movie. I hate when trailers give too much away but it sounds like a great movie otherwise.
This looks like an outstanding movie. I firmly believe in the power of miracles, and the fact that this movie is based on a real miracle fills me with joy.
Liz Mays says
I do wish they let moviegoers discover the miracle because the trailer is pretty spoilery. I still think it’s worth seeing.
I have to say I actually enjoy movies like this – with a good and positive message. I’ve seen the trailer, but I don’t think that would stop me from seeing it.
Julie Wood says
I need to see this inspiring movie with my daughter! I love great movies like this and I believe in the Power of miracles and want to see how this movie plays out.
Ora Lee Gurr says
What a treat to get free tickets to see Miracles from Heaven. I’ll skip the trailer for now and watch it after the movie. Thanks for including it in your review.
Debbie Denny says
I can’t wait to see this. It looks and sounds like a really good movie.
Amanda Ortiz says
This movie looks like something I would spend my money to see. I prefer inspiring movies that leave you with a positive message at the end.
Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) says
Why am I sitting here with tears rolling down my face, just from watching the trailer?
Seriously, I’ll be wailing like a maniac in the theater.
Actually , Jennifer Garner is on the TV now too on Kelly & Michael.
Seattle Travel Blogger says
Thanks for the great review.
I will have to put this on my must watch list.
I heard reviews about this film. I heard it was a real tear jerker!
Tonia @thechattymomma says
I’m looking forward to seeing this movie. My husband prescreened it an was so emotional afterward. I knew it was going to be good.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I had to miss the advanced screening with talk back I was invited to, but I did want to see it I really like Eugenio and Queen Latifah, so when this hits cable I will definitely be sure to catch it!