Main Players: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum
General Gist: The story of a 4 year old who goes to Heaven as told by his father. Based on a true story.
So, I didn't read this book. To be honest it just didn't seem like my cup of tea. I'm very open minded about spiritual experiences and such but for some reason I wasn't horribly interested in reading this book. I thought the movie would give me a good snippet about what the hype was all about and I could call it a day.
Well, I think I would have been better off just reading the book and calling it a day. I'm sure the movie did not do the book justice in the least. I wasn't invested in this story at all. I didn't really feel the emotions that some people might get from watching this. There was a decent amount of people who clapped when this movie was over. It obviously moved some people. Not this girl. I was actually bored towards the end. I believe this was an amazing story for the people involved. But the movie just left me feeling uninspired.
Tiff's Rate: Don't Bother
Hmm.. This movie was disappointing to me. I was expecting big, Big, BIG things from this. I am a very spiritual person. I believe in the power of miracles, visions, Angels, a greater being and spiritual experiences. I enjoy hearing people's encounters with things not normal. I expected whole heartedly to come out of this movie with a sense of peace, and connection. I did not. I felt like half of this movie was a sermon. I felt some sort of lesson was trying to be pushed through the cracks, but in the end got stuck. Spiritual encounters are meant to be powerful, life changing and awesome. I believe that this story is all of those things, but the movie deflated the experience. I felt the acting was good, but the writing and directing was not. Connor Corum did great! I also liked Greg Kinnear. Kelly Reilly was lacking, and sort of annoying, as were many of the supporting roles. The story is amazing, but stick to the book because I feel like the movie ruined it.
Deb's Rate: Don't bother, just read the book.