Friday, April 1, 2016

Miracles from Heaven Review

Miracles from Heaven is based on the true story of a little girl in Texas who suffered from a rare digestive disorder. The story is brought to the big screen with a great cast, including Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, and John Carroll Lynch, and this movie will definitely make you tear up, so bring a tissue or 3.

 Christy Beam (Garner) lives with her husband, Kevin (Martin Henderson) and their three little girls on their farm in Texas. One night, their middle daughter, Anna, starts having severe stomach pains, and they rush to the ER; the doctor on duty tells her it's nothing, but she demands to have second opinion doctor look at Anna, and later they find it's a rare digestive disease, not allowing her to digest food. Anna has to be fed through a tube and will require constant medication; even then, her quality of life isn't great, as Anna is in pain all the time. Christy puts Anna on the wait list for a specialist in Boston, but the wait list spans 9 months, and Anna might not make it until then - so, desperately hoping to see the specialist, Christy and Anna fly to Boston to see if he can see them. From there, the two of them start making frequent trips to Boston, for treatment and consultation, but Anna still doesn't seem to be getting any better. A freak accident back in Texas, however, might change that.

This movie is very tear jerking and my daughter and I loved it. We're not religious and this movie does have some praying in it and a few visits to church, but overall it's pretty relaxed in the religion area. The movie is definitely sad so bring tissues.
Jennifer Garner plays a very strong role and I love seeing her in movies. She's a wonderful actress and, again, played this part VERY well. Queen Latifah's supporting role also helps make the movie. She fits right in just like she does with all her movies and is the perfect actress for her part.

This movie is a must see and it is appropriate for children as well. I'd say maybe ages 8/9 and up. My daughter is almost 9 and she really enjoyed it.

Rated PG-13 and a running time of 109 minutes.


Carissa G said...

This movie is on my list of must see movies!!! I saw the previews when I went to see another movie and I feel like I'm going to cry the entire time! LOL!!