Saturday, 16 July 2016

Miracles from Heaven

Miracles From Heaven is based on the story of the Beam family, Jennifer Garner plays Christy Beam, whose daughter Annabel (Kylie Rogers, Fathers, and Daughters) suffers from a rare digestive disorder, but finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident.


A moving film, Miracles from Heaven tells the the remarkable story of the Beam family as young Annabel Beam is diagnosed with having an incurable (and very painful) digestive disorder.  Their journey is a hard one as they struggle to find a cure and pay for the expensive hospital bills, all the while trying to keep faith that God has a plan.  It is an emotional story – guaranteed tear-jerker – as the Beams goes through a nightmarish reality as Annabel suffers terribly from a disorder where her body cannot digest solid food.  However, miracles do happen (praise God!), and it came about in a dramatic fashion for Annabel.  The adage “truth is stranger than fiction” couldn’t be more true than with this story – you truly have to see it to believe it!

It is encouraging to see more faith-based films being released.  Miracles from Heaven was really well done, and holds a strong cast of actors - Jennifer Garner in particular truly shines in her role as mom, Christy Beam. 

With respect to the rating, while this is a family-friendly film and suitable for a wide range of audiences, the PG rating is quite fair due to the traumatic events and emotional themes that could be too much for some children.

Two thumbs up!  

Movie has been provided courtesy of Sony Entertainment Canada and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  This is my honest review.