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'Heaven Is For Real' $90 Million Box Office Smash Available on DVD

Tue, Jul. 22, 2014 Posted: 02:06 PM


PRESS RELEASE

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
$90 Million Box Office Smash;
Inspiring Faith/Family Film; Blu-ray™/DVD July 22
Featuring Oscar Nominees Greg Kinnear, Thomas Haden Church
Bonus Materials Include Deleted Scenes, 3 Featurettes

sonypictures.com/movies/heavenisforreal

WHAT: An inspiring story of family and faith, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL debuts on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD July 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 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.

WHO: HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. Directed by Randall Wallace (SECRETARIAT), the film stars Academy Award® nominees Greg Kinnear (Best Supporting Actor, AS GOOD AS IT GETS, 1997) and Thomas Haden Church (Best Supporting Actor, SIDEWAYS, 2004). Also starring Kelly Reilly (FLIGHT, SHERLOCK HOLMES) and Emmy® Award winner Margo Martindale (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Justified, 2010, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY).

WHY: An inspiring and entertaining family film that is drawing praise and took in more than $90 million at the domestic box office:

“A must-see show for the whole family.” ~ Steve Oldfield, FOX-TV

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

SYNOPSIS: 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 (Best Supporting Actor, As Good As It Gets, 1997) as Todd Burpo, the real-life father whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near-death experience. 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 on the New York Times best-selling book, Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. Executive produced by Sue Baden-Powell, Sam Mercer and Derrick Williams, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is produced by T.D Jakes and Joe Roth and co-produced by Andrew Wallace and Kim H. Winther.

DVD DETAILS
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:

• Colton Goes to Heaven Featurette
• Deleted Scenes

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features Include Two Featurettes:

• The Making Of Heaven Is For Real
• Creating Heaven

RUN TIME 99 minutes

MPAA RATING PG for some thematic material and some medical situations

Movie Review: In the End, 'Heaven Is for Real' Is Really About Our Own Questions

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From the desk of Alex Murashko.

Alex Murashko