HEAVEN IS FOR REAL was the #1 new movie this weekend, the #1 inspirational film, and the #2 film overall for the Easter holiday weekend. HEAVEN is the latest film showing evidence of a strong faith and family box office draw for a film with wide general audience appeal as well. Paul Salfen interviews Greg Kinnear, Margo Martindale, and Randall Wallace for the Drew Pearson Show.
Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL 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 (R) nominee and Emmy (R) 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. (c) Sony