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Heaven’s Door Review
Available on: | DVD |
Age Rating: PG
Publisher/Developer: Director: Craig Clyde Writers: Craig Clyde, Bryce W. Fillmore Stars: Charisma Carpenter, Dean Cain, Kirstin Dorn, Joanna Cassidy, Tommy Duane Lister and Ed Herrmann
RRP: +- R129.99 for the DVD
Release Date: 27 November 2012
Likes:Something that the whole family can enjoy.
Dislikes:Gets a bit boring towards the middle!
From the producers of the WILD STALLION and a Christmas Wish comes this heart-warming family tale of love, loss, redemption and faith.
Riley, a young girl in a small town, makes an unexpected discovery, a doorway to heaven, which leads to miraculous healing powers. She hides her gift at first as her parents struggle with a separation, and her mother continues to lose her faith. ?
After the unexpected death of her Grandfather, Riley Taylor has a lot of questions. While her Grandmother is eager to answer them with stories of heaven and angels, her mother Julie smothers these hopeful explanations by pronouncing such ideas as just wishful thinking.
Her grandfather’s passing leaves the young teen without anyone to confide in as well. Previously, his moral support had been a great help in dealing with everything from soccer practice to the emotional toll of her parent’s pending divorce. Now Riley feels very alone as she faces an uncertain future.
Then the unexpected happens. While climbing a pine tree in search of a rogue soccer ball, the girl stumbles upon a door that opens to a heavenly dimension. Along with the comfort this discovery brings, the youngster receives the ability to heal others. Unfortunately, when Riley begins to use her gift, she stirs up more controversy—especially between her believing Grandmother and her doubting Mom.
Riley is also faced with the ultimate sacrifice…will it change her mother’s mind and bring the family back together?
Full of good intentions, Heaven’s Door appears to want to shed light on the possibility of miracles, the importance of faith and some hope in the hereafter. It also tries to show the nobility of sacrificing in order to help others. Sadly, not blessed with strong writing, good pacing or standout performances, the production falls short of its mark. Yet forgiving audiences will still be able to find plenty of feel-good sentiment in this movie—even if its fairy tale-like approach offers few answers to life’s real questions.