Parents' Guide to

Heaven Sent

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sweet faith-based Christmas fairy tale has mature themes.

Movie NR 2017 90 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

Family oriented movie

This has become one of my favorites and a new tradition to watch each Christmas since I bought the DVD. I'm a loyal Kaniac, true, but the message in the movie is all the more reason to watch it. I think today's kids can handle the mildly done scenes - [a bit of slapstick, a smidgen of 'violence' that is laced with humor, and the barest suggestion of a sexual situation] - at age ten and up, and depending on the maturity level of your child I'd bet a seven year old would love it. The message of hope, togetherness, love, devotion and perseverance is wound around a Christmas theme in a beautiful Colorado town that personifies the season. There is a surprise ending that will bring tears and warm your heart. I highly recommend this Christmas movie!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 12+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (1):

There's a fine line between touching and sappy, and, most of the time, this movie stays on the right side of that line with a super-adorable young actress and two appealing performances by the leads. Occasionally, however, there's a lapse and it's all just too precious. The concept of the film -- magical things happen at Christmastime -- is a family staple, and this movie is a nice addition to the genre. Despite the film's low budget, director Michael Landon, Jr. has done a good job of making the look of Heaven Sent consistent with the spirit of the story -- lots of lights, sparkle, and a gentle ambience throughout. The central issue -- divorce -- along with a few sexual references, makes this movie best for older kids.

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