Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly star in this drama directed by Randall Wallace. Based on the true story novelised by Todd Burpo (portrayed by Kinnear), the film recounts the day when his son Colton (Connor Corum) had a near-death experience. After coming round from an emergency operation to save his life, Colton begins talking about how he met his great grandfather who died 30 years before he was born and also his sister whom his mother, Sonja (Reilly) had miscarried. When his parents ask him how he knows about these people Connor explains that he met them in Heaven. As Todd and Sonja attempt to deal with the possibility that their son has actually been to Heaven, their neighbours start to question their sanity.