Miracles From Heaven makes you think twice about miracles, hope, and faith.
Disclosure: I was provided a one-time link to view this movie so as to be able to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Movie a Review:
Miracles from Heaven is based on a book by Christy Beam about her daughter Anna’s devastating illness and mysterious recovery.
The Beams are a family in Burleson, Texas, living their perfect little life on their farm. Christy (Jennifer Garner), plays your typical happy home-maker, perfect mom to her three ‘perfect’ blonde daughters. Christy’s typical routine is to fulfil her typical mom duties which includes taking her kids to school and each night to ensure prayers are said. Every Sunday there’s a visit to church followed by hosting the BBQ. Perfect Christy appears to be able to do it all!
One night, middle daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) starts screaming from severe abdominal pain and throws up. It takes a few misdiagnoses, one doctor figures out that Anna has a rare illness. This rare illness blocks her brain’s signals from communicating with her gastrointestinal tract. It means she can’t digest anything;there’s no cure either.
Christy’s faith is seriously tested but eventually takes Anna to see Dr. Nurko (Eugenio Derbez), a world-renowned paediatrician. He can only offer palliative care, and the family nearly goes bankrupt! Before long, we are introduced to Angela (Queen Latifah) … she’s a friend that Christy and Anna make in Boston.
So what’s the miracle?
One day while playing, Anna falls down the centre of a 100 year old dead, hollow tree and hits her head, visits heaven and speaks with God. She comes back cured; this results in Christy’s faith being restored.
CON: Garner gives a solid performance; however, the other characters aren’t as interesting. It also felt like the movie was stretched further than it should have been…there just wasn’t enough story.
What’s the moral of the story?