Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Miracles from Heaven is a drama based on the real-life experiences of a Texas family whose daughter suddenly develops a debilitating, mostly untreatable illness. Her mother (Jennifer Garner), who faces a crisis of faith over the situation, fights fiercely for her daughter's survival; the movie focuses on the ways that such a situation can strain even the strongest family. Ultimately the message is that maintaining your faith that things will work out is both difficult and necessary. There's no drinking or sex and very little language ("oh my God" and "sucks" are about it), but characters argue and get very emotional, and some of the scenes featuring very sick children could be unsettling for younger viewers. One child is also involved in a serious accident late in the film.
Kevin Beam is briefly shirtless early in the film. Marital affection.
A young girl takes a fall while climbing a tree, potentially sustaining fatal injuries. Many tearful rants/confrontations between both adults and kids and parents; stress, tension, and fear. A young girl is gravely ill.
Infrequent use of words/phrases including "sucks," "oh my God," and "hell."
It's easy to get discouraged in a crisis, but being able to believe that somehow things will work out for the best is critical. Family is more important than anything, and perseverance can pay off. If you're confident in what you believe, it doesn't matter whether others feel the same way. Perseverance and sacrifice pay off.
Boston Children's Hospital and Courtyard Hotels are both used as locations; Angry Birds seen.
Drugs / Tobacco /