Recommended for ages 12 and over
Video Release: 11/27/2012
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Writer: Bryce Fillmore, Craig Clyde
Producer: Dave Hunter, Bryce Fillmore
Director: Craig Clyde
Runtime: 98 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Charisma Carpenter, Dean Cain, Kirstin Dorn, Joanna Cassidy, Tommy Duane Lister, Ed Herrmann
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. Riley is soon faced with the ultimate sacrifice...will it change her mother's mind and bring the family back together?
This is a touching story about a little girl with healing abilities who pays a price for the gift she shares with others.
Kirstin Dorn plays Riley, a girl who heals others but then suffers their sickness. Her father, Leo (Dean Cain), is a mechanic who has to move out after his wife Julie (Charisma Carpenter) plans to divorce him. She lost a child and has lost her faith in God and in miracles.
The film contains some sophisticated scenes such as Riley's grandfather passing away, and real-life suffering for the family. But Riley's grandmother encourages her and Riley is a tool to heal her brother's asthma.
The film is good at showing the family working through their problems. The conclusion is a mixture of momentary sadness then a renewed hope. Due to the subject matter of death and the suffering, we are recommending this movie for ages twelve plus. This is a remarkable and inspiring story which will bring a tear to your eyes. We are pleased to award it our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal.
Language: O/G-1; Jeez-1; Sucks-1; Knot-head-1; Dipstick-1
Violence: Man grabs other man in anger.
Other: Death and grief; a child says the only way to win is to fight dirty; girl collapses on ground; girl throws a ball into the tree and it disappears.