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– Steve Oldfield, FOX-TV

“It will touch your heart, capture your mind and ultimately impact your life forever!”
– Holly McClure, Parables.TV


The $90M Box Office Hit, based on the Incredible True Story from the New York Times No. 1 Best Seller

The inspirational story of family and faith based on the No. 1 
New York Times best-selling book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent, Heaven Is for Real debuts on DVD July 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Directed by Randall Wallace (Secretariat) and starring Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear 
(As Good as It Gets), Heaven Is for Real tells the true story of 
Todd Burpo, a small-town businessman whose young son, Colton (Connor Corum), miraculously recovers 
from a near-death experience with vivid memories of his visit to Heaven.

Connor Corum gives a wonderful performance as young Colton Burpo; Photo Courtesy of Screen Gems.

The Blu-ray and DVD both feature inspirational bonus materials, including six deleted scenes and the “Colton Goes to Heaven” featurette, taking fans behind the scenes for a look at the journey of bringing 
the book to the big screen.  Exclusively available on Blu-ray are two additional featurettes.
“The Making of Heaven is For Real” gives a look at the production process and talent in the film, 
and “Creating Heaven” explores the choices in production design that support the film’s religious themes.

Also starring in the film is Academy Award nominee Thomas Haden Church (Sideways), Kelly Reilly (Flight, Calvary) and Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale (Justified).


The Story

Based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Heaven is for Real recounts 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. Starring Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo, the real-life father whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience.

The film shows the Burpo family working hard and helping each other through their struggle; Photo Courtesy of Screen Gems.

Colton shares 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.

Heaven Is for Real is from a screenplay by Randall Wallace and 
Christopher Parker based upon the book, “Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back” by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent.

Heaven Is for Real is rated PG for some thematic material and some medical situations.


Can’t wait to see it again? Pre-order the DVD from Amazon

Want more on this movie? Check out SCH’s Interview with ‘Heaven Is for Real’ Producer DeVon Franklin

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