Set in Burleson, Texas, in 2011, the film centers on a 10-year-old girl named Anna (Kylie Rogers), daughter of Christy Bem (Jennifer Garner). Anna is suffering from a pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and is unable to eat, using feeding tubes for nutrition. During this ordeal Anna and her mother befriend a local Massachusetts resident. One day, she has a near-death experience, after falling three stories into the hollow of a tree and suffering only scratches. When she is subsequently examined at Boston Children's Hospital, no evidence of the chronic illness is found. When Anna is later talking to her parents, she claims she went to heaven and talked to God, who sent her back to Earth.
Revealing Mistakes As the Beam's are driving to Church at the beginning of the movie, the registration sticker is shown with a 2011 expiration date. In 2010/2011 two stickers would have been on the windshield: the registration sticker and a state inspection sticker.
Brighton Sharbino played Lizzie Samuels and John Carroll Lynch played Eastman
The church was North Decatur Presbyterian Church in Decatur GA
Heaven in the movie didn't reflect heaven in Anna's actual life
Filmed in Georgia
Based on a family in Texas
The band Third Day appears in the film, leading worship at the Beams' church
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