I just wanted to share with you guys real quick my thoughts on the recently released faith-based film Miracles from Heaven. I go over it in more detail on my youtube review but I’ll share a few things I really liked about it.
If you are open to faith-based films I think you should give this a watch because I felt it did a lot of things better than many in the genre. It tells the story of the Beams family who’s little girl is taken ill with a gastrointestinal disorder.
Most of the movie revolves around Jennifer Garner’s character and how her faith is tested during this difficult time for her family. Then a miracle happens (which they totally give away in the trailer) and that takes a new kind of faith.
The thing that impressed me about this film was how subtle it was compared to other faith-based films. There are a lot of scenes that could have been very preachy but instead the film went with a softer more realistic approach.
For example, in one scene an anthiest father of a little girl has a conversation with Jennifer Garner about a cross necklace her daughter has given his daughter. He explains his beliefs and asks her if she understands. In movies such as War Room this would have gotten a big speech about belief and faith. Instead, she said ‘I understand more than you know’. That seemed like such a great response for the situation.
There are a lot of moments like that within the film. Whether the Miracles from Heaven will be attractive to non-believers I don’t know. I guess it depends on how sensitive you are to people talking about faith and belief because it is in there. I just thought it was handled much better than the genre typically allows.
It’s definitely a tearjerker so go with a box of tissues. I think especially if you’ve experienced a chronic medical condition in your family you will relate to what they are going through. I cried but I didn’t feel manipulated that much.
I’m not saying it is a perfect movie but I did enjoy it very much. I recommend you all go and see it if you can stomach faith-based movies at all.
Overall Grade- A-
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