My daughter and I found this movie very uplifting. We were not looking for an Oscar worthy film but a movie that is positive and with a big heart. This is much more than a faith based movie but a very basic to goodness movie that we don't showcase anymore in films and we found this very appealing. For me, this is a movie that turned my daughter around as she is struggling with faith and life issues at the moment. That is a miracle by itself.This is a small movie that we enjoyed and it touched our hearts and the acting of Garner and Kylie are commendable. All the actors in this movie are <more>
very convincing. The movie was just not all centered in faith but also about how the community, strangers and family rally behind the Beams. There is also the basic kindness that strangers offer without hesitation in our everyday lives are shown here and those are very comforting and should not be overlooked. This movie is not preachy but it is really about an ordinary day to day struggles of each and everyone of us. Great movie!
The film is beautifully shot, and really well acted, seriously the best performance of Jennifer Gardner's career she really lived it! Every one in it did a good job but especially the little girl that is the main character. And its a true story! I really don't understand how anyone could not like this film. I'm an actress and fairly critical because I see film technically as well as story wise, but this one really stands up! The story was wonderful. I loved it! I cried my eyes out, I connected with the characters and cared about their journey and it left me thinking. In the end <more>
what more do we want from a film! I really hope Jennifer Gardner gets some recognition for this role she earned it!
My family really enjoyed this movie. Whether you are religious or not, the story is compelling and the acting is solid. Jennifer Garner does a wonderful job at pulling you into their family dynamic, and the tremendous amount of love for her daughter. As a mother, I could relate to her anguish and willingness to stop at nothing to help her child. Kylie Rogers Anna is excellent!!! You can truly feel her emotional performance. Her acting range is clearly evident in this movie. She is such a talented young performer. You will walk out of there believing in miracles.This is a feel good movie <more>
that will make you want to hug your children tighter.
Be Immersed In Film About Real Suffering and Strength (by kaylahmcantu)
I just saw this movie yesterday and I am a Christian. I think that is important to mention because there will be some people who simply don't like the movie because they don't like Christian films. So here is my honest review: When I first saw the trailer I thought this movie was going to be decent, but not great. I thought it would probably be the formulaic Christian film that most of us have seen over and over again. Most of these films have flat Christian characters put in tough circumstances that never cause them to truly struggle with their faith, which is why most people find <more>
Christian films to be unrealistic. This is not the case with Miracles from Heaven. This film has incredible performances by the entire cast, especially Jennifer Garner and Kylie Rogers. The film perfectly balances the story with aspects of faith. The core of this story is about a mother suffering with her daughter's pain and health. What I was not expecting was to feel as though I was a part of this story. The film immersed me in what it would be like to be going through this struggle. This movie will make you cry in the sad moments and in the happy moments because you will feel as though this is your family. That is why this film transcends other Christian films. The moments where God is mentioned don't feel as though they are forced and preachy. Those moments are carefully woven and important to the family's journey through a terrible illness. It surpassed my expectations. That's why I recommend going to see it. "Miracles are God's way of showing us that He's here." - Miracles from Heaven
This movie is very stirring and emotionally moving. It really captures the emotions and the crisis of faith that must be the experience of those who must watch their children suffer in any way.The directing is very good and the cinematography is well done. When I started watching the movie I expected the characters to be somewhat plastic. To my delight, this was not the case. The characters seemed real, human, and relatable.However, it is the performance of Jennifer Garner as Christy Beam the Mom and Kylie Rogers as Anna Beam the daughter that put it over the top. I very much recommend <more>
It's pretty obvious how anti-Christian most of the movie critics are against any movies portraying faith. There is no end to how blind they are and will do everything they can to trash a beautifully made movie. The acting is phenomenal by Jennifer Garner as well as the girl who plays Anna. The support characters are just so-so. It reveals the crisis in faith that many people go through when they wonder why would a good God allow something seemingly bad to happen to a good person. It also reveals that some so-called Christians are not very helpful to people who are going through such <more>
ordeals. Awesome to see that it is based on a true story, understandably dramatized.Source: http://www.huludb.com/movies/234124-miracles-from-heaven
My wife and I rate movies on enjoyment. We generally try to see critically acclaimed movies that we hope we will enjoy. Miracles from Heaven, while not critically acclaimed, is a movie that was described as heartwarming and feel good. We like both, so we went to see it, even though we are non-believers.It's a very well done movie with good production values. The filming is outstanding. The two leads, Jennifer Garner and Kylie Rogers give very credible performances. While the movie didn't convert us, Kylie's discussion of her belief in Jesus to a girl suffering from cancer in the <more>
hospital brought tears to my eyes.If you are a believer and like movies, this is the one to go see. That doesn't mean that all others should avoid it. We both were raised Christian and we have many devout Christians in our extended family. This may explained why we are open to movies like this. However, I did come out wondering when all the children suffering in Syria are going to get their miracle.
Strong acting, strong message, amazing film (by cin_dee10)
I went to see this movie with five others and we all agreed that it is an excellent film. The fact that we stood around talking about it afterwords and "debriefing" tells you something. The film has a few powerful messages whether one has any kind of faith or not. I would encourage everyone young and old to take the opportunity to see it as it is a must see. Refreshing to see a movie that holds one's attention without violence, bad language and negative outcomes. On the contrary, this was a message of hope and a wonderful story of a family and their struggles with illness, money <more>
and their faith. The acting was AMAZING from every character. The critics got it WRONG so WRONG. Go.see.this.movie.
If you are looking for a tearjerker, then you're in the right place. I caution people to not wear makeup when watching this movie because you will be crying by the end. The story is about a Christian family from Texas, whose second daughter becomes seriously ill with an incurable disease. The situation puts a lot of financial stress on the parents because they have to see a specialist out of Boston every month. The journey is about the mother, played by Jennifer Garner, and how she does whatever she can to make sure her daughter gets the best treatment possible. The movie is based on the <more>
real- life story of the Beam family and what happened with the middle daughter Anna, played by Kylie Rogers. While there are some religious and spiritual elements of the movie, and it plays an important role, it never comes off as preachy or pushy. It just works with how the story is told. The idea of having faith is an important theme of the characters in the movie. The mother struggles with her faith and questions her belief in God. While Anna, tries to stay positive and even has a conversation with another sick girl, to try and cheer her up. Eventually, Anna wants to give up on living until an accident happens that changes her life. Hence the title of the movie.One of the things that sell the emotion of the movie is the tremendous acting by both Garner and Rogers. They really sell a real connection between a mother and daughter. Rogers is such a delightful little girl that warms your heart when she's happy and saddens it when she's in pain. Garner does an amazing job with the real tears and heartfelt speeches about her daughter. The entire cast is great in this movie. Queen Latifah comes in for a few scenes not only to provide some comedy but to bring some hope to the girls when they feel a bit defeated. Even if you are not a fan of faith-based movies, you will still enjoy this film because the focus is on the mother and daughter and the family struggles. If you're looking for a good cry, watch it. If you aren't looking to cry, watch it! This is an amazing movie and sheds great light on people who do have sick children and everything they have to go through. It's a heartbreaking story that ends with a very uplifting message. The idea being that miracles are everywhere, even if it's just someone helping you out in a tough situation. It's the little things in life that make the big things possible. Watch the movie, and get inspired.