Sunrise in Heaven

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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age 12+

Lifelong love story with tragic events is rooted in faith.

NR 2019 85 minutes

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age 2+

Treacly and poorly-written

This is fairly boiler-plate platitudinal preaching that has come to be the standard of faith-based filmmaking. It is far more interested in preaching than it is in actually making a good film that would have any chance of reaching an audience of people who aren't already converted.
age 5+

Slightly better than a hallmark movie

Ooh boy. I’m trying to think of an accurate way to describe this movie. If one of my friends made this movie for their college capstone class, I’d probably give them a B-. It wasn’t BAD, per say. Low budget, DEFINITELY. Bad acting, yes. Okay message, sure. I’m glad they didn’t vilify anyone in particular, as “Christian” movies tend to do, but the obvious crutches used were on the nose for sure. Magical black man-check/ two young pretty people faced with “adversity”- check/magical thinking will solve our problem-check. I don’t mean to hate on the movie. Like I said, it’s not the worst I’ve ever seen, BUT I’m glad I didn’t pay to see it and would probably not recommend it.

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