“Miracles From Heaven,” the Atlanta-shot, faith-based film starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah and produced by DeVon Franklin, received a powerful endorsement from entertainment mogul Tyler Perry.
MORE: Jennifer Garner says “Miracles From Heaven” led her back to church .. “Miracles From Heaven” producer says “God is still in the miracle business” .. Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet all stayed in this Buckhead estate“Just saw ‘Miracles from Heaven!!’ All I can say is WOW! What a great family movie,” Perry posted last week. “So powerful. See it if you haven’t. We need these kind of movies. Especially today!!
He wasn’t done!
“I’m sitting here STUNNED!!!” he posted later the same day. “I can’t believe how moved I was by Miracles from Heaven!!! Lord!! You have to see it!”
The movie, released March 16, is based on a memoir by Christy Beam. Her daughter Annabel was diagnosed with a rare and debilitating intestinal disorder. Following an accidental fall from a tree, Annabel was found to be free from the disorder, a recovery that baffled doctors. Her mother calls it a miracle.
Garner, who portrays Beam in the movie, said working on the project ultimately led her back to church.
Franklin said the movie was made with all audiences in mind, not just those of faith.
“When I was working on the script and working on the film, I was thinking, how do I make the miracle idea universal,” he said during an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution while he was in town on a promotional tour. “We didn’t make it predominantly for a Christian audience. The family experience is a universal experience. Our hope is the movie is appealing to families across the board.”
The movie was set in Texas but filmed here. Here’s the trailer: