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Adaptation of Memoir about Miraculous Recovery Released on DVD

 

90 Minutes in Heaven

DVD Review by Kam Williams

Adaptation of Memoir about Miraculous Recovery Released on DVD

Traveling Pastor Don Piper was thinking about having his own congregation on his way home from a Christian convention when fate intervened in tragic fashion. His car was crushed so badly by a tractor trailer that he was declared dead right on the 513T9+MYOpLspot by first responders who couldn’t find a pulse.

Since the cops were in no hurry to extract him from the twisted wreckage, he was still lying there over an hour later, when a minister (Michael Harding) passing by the accident scene decided to stop and pray for the repose of his soul. But upon approaching the auto, instead of a corpse, lo and behold, the Good Samaritan found the supposedly deceased to be very much alive.

In fact, Pastor Piper was faintly singing a Gospel spiritual, despite his considerable loss of blood. A rescue team with the jaws of life was immediately summoned and he was soon extracted and rushed to the hospital in excruciating pain.

And although he would fight to survive for the sake of his wife (Kate Bosworth) and their three kids (Hudson Meek, Bobby Batson and  Elizabeth Hunter), Don was actually torn over whether he really wanted to live or die. For, during his near-death experience on the side of the road, he’d briefly entered the proverbial Pearly Gates.

There, he not only experienced an unparalleled feeling of never-ending bliss, but enjoyed reunions with a number of dearly-departed loved ones, including his great-grandmother (Sallye McDougald Hooks) and a couple of childhood friends (Matthew Bauman and Trevor Allen Martin). By comparison, being back on Earth was relatively painful, given the 34 operations he needed to undergo over the next several months to fix torn muscles, disfigurement, broken bones and shattered disks.90 Minutes in Heaven, DVD Review, miraculous recovery, Michael Harding, true story

Thanks to the power of prayer, Pastor Piper did ultimately recover. But rather than open his own church, he wrote a best-seller recounting his entering the Gates of Heaven as well as his subsequent resurrection. Directed by Michael Polish (The Astronaut Farmer) 90 Minutes in Heaven proves to be a pretty palatable modern parable, given that the title sort of serves as a spoiler. Of course, it helps tremendously to be a person a faith, though this is one Christian flick that has the potential to cut across demos.

A goner granted a miraculous reprieve by God ostensibly to let us all know that paradise really exists.

Very Good (3 stars)

Rated PG-13 for an intense car accident and graphic images

Running time: 121 minutes

Studio: Giving Films

Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment      

Blu-ray Extras: The Making of  90 Minutes in Heaven; Meet the Real Pipers; and Giving Films.

To see a trailer for 90 Minutes in Heaven, visit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtPq23E1Q1U

Or: http://90minutesinheaventhemovie.com/videosphotos

To order a copy of 90 Minutes in Heaven on Blu-Ray, visit:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0158W4MPS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

Source:  Baret News

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