Heaven is For Real is Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL. The story brings to the screen 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. The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts 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. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event. By Sony Pictures Publicity
Heaven Is For Real opens in theaters on April 16th, 2014.
I was also part of the group of bloggers that attended the press conference and I learned a few things form the actors.
I also got to meet the Burpos. The book and the movie are based on their story. It was so great to meet them and see that they are traveling all over the country helping people with workshops and Colton helps kids that are dying to get peace. He still remembers clearly some of the images about heaven he saw. You can just feel the love when you are around the family. Their words make you feel at ease.
I would also recommend to read the book (that is available in Spanish too) because it has so many details about the story that cannot be described on the movie.