Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Directed by Patricia Riggen, Miracles from Heaven is a memoir written by Christy Beam, the mother of a little girl, Annabel (Kylie Rogers) who had a severe, rare and incurable digestive disorder, but is cured after falling through a hole in a tree. Jennifer Garner, who I haven't liked in a movie since 13 Going on 30, plays Christy Beam and she's a fierce mother lion Texan, but believable and likable!
Suddenly being able to digest food after falling into a hollow tree, sounds harder to believe than the Burning Bush. However, the movie is much less about healing miracles and more about how dealing with a sick loved one affects everyone in the family and every part of everyday living, from finances to separations. And it brings to light the unexpected joys which come from the compassion of others just when you're about to lose hope.
How does the real Annabel feel about all the media attention?
Bottom Line: For some reason, even though you know Miracles from Heaven is based on a true story which ends happily, it pulls you into Annabel and her family's pain & plight, without being schmaltzy or overly dramatic, no clichéd lines like “If I could take the pain for you I would”. During the movie, I couldn't help but cry both tears of sorrow and joy.
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T &T's LAMB Score: 4 outta 5
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