UPDATE: The Miracles From Heaven movie is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. I have reposted my older story below.
A Texas mother’s love for her family and her faith in God are told in the critically acclaimed family-friendly movie “Miracles From Heaven.”
The movie is based on a memoir of the same name written by Christy Beam. The true story revolves around Beam’s daughter Anna, who has a rare, incurable disease that left her unable to digest food. Beam lives near Burleson, Texas, with husband Kevin and their daughters Abby, Annabel (Anna) and Adelynn.
While trying many outlets to find an answer to her daughter Anna’s sickness, a distraught Beam befriended a special lady, Angela, who is portrayed in the movie by Queen Latifah. Angela was a source of great comfort and inspiration to the family.
Anna found hope not in the hospital but in the midst of a freak accident that left her stuck inside a cottonwood tree while playing in the tree’s branches.
While she was stuck inside the tree over the course of a number of hours, Anna eventually was rescued unscathed despite having hit her head during the fall. Furthermore, she had been healed of her incurable disease. Later, Anna shared with her mother that she was in Heaven and Jesus told her she would be OK.
In the movie, Beam is portrayed by Jennifer Garner. Beam said that Garner was down-to-earth and constantly sought her input on how to portray her.
Beam said, “I used to think a miracle came with a flash and a boom and a loud voice but now I know a miracle is also goodness, it’s love, it’s when things work that have no reason to work. To me, it’s the showing of God’s hand. There are miracles that are great and huge such as walking away from a 30 feet headfirst fall. But there are many small miracles in life too and I’m so grateful to embrace those now and watch for them every day. After everything that happened, I made a conscious decision to not take any of the little, amazing moments of life for granted.”
“Miracles From Heaven” scored a rare A+ CinemaScore and drew $18.3 million in the first five days of release at the box office last month. Columbia Pictures presents the movie in association with AFFIRM Films, a Roth Films / T.D. Jakes / Franklin Entertainment production. The film is directed by Patricia Riggen (Under the Same Moon), from a screenplay by Randy Brown (Trouble with the Curve), and based on the book by Christy Beam.
More information about the movie is at http://www.miraclesfromheaven-movie.com.