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Netflix viewers say 'keep the tissues close' after watching beautiful story Miracles From Heaven

Netflix viewers say 'keep the tissues close' after watching beautiful story Miracles From Heaven

A 2016 film starring Jennifer Garner has left viewers in floods of tears

It may be nearly seven years old, but Jennifer Garner's 'amazing' flick Miracles From Heaven is leaving viewers teary-eyed.

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Netflix viewers recently gave the film a resounding endorsement on Facebook, but warned potential watchers to 'keep the tissues close'.

The movie, which was released in 2016, is based on the real-life story of Christy Beam, whose daughter had a near-death experience which led to her being cured of a rare disease.

Christy, played by Garner, is caring for her daughter Anna, who has intestinal pseudo-obstruction.

The condition leaves young Anna unable to eat and dependent on feeding tubes.

Jennifer Garner as Christy Beam.
Sony Pictures

Things soon take a turn for the worst when the young girl falls inside the hollow base of a tree and plummets 30 feet.

A terrified Christy then rings for help and firefighters soon arrive to rescue Anna, who are certain that she'll have sustained severe injuries.

However, to everybody's astonishment, Anna is seemingly cured of her ailments.

She tells her parents that her soul left her body during the fall and she met God, who promised her that she would be cured upon her return to Earth.

Viewers were left in floods of tears over the film and applauded its heart and message.

One person wrote: "It's an amazing heartwarming movie.. The whole story really catches you.. Makes me believe even more."

While another viewer commented: "This was the first movie i have seen that actually made me bawl my eyes out completely. Sooo good."

And some branded the movie as 'the best ever', with one commenter writing: "This movie makes me cry every time! Allllll the emotions in this one."

Another person wrote: "Keep the tissues close, you will need for the whole movie. It's a great but sad movie."

And someone else commented: "Love this movie! Cry every time!", whilst another said: "Beautiful story made even more precious because it's true."

Miracles From Heaven has been described by viewers as 'amazing' and 'heartwarming'.
Sony Pictures

The movie was initially released in 2016.

On Rotten Tomatoes, it received a critical rating of 45 percent. The site commended the 'outstanding performance' of Garner, but concluded: "It isn't quite enough to keep this faith-based drama from preaching to the choir."

Speaking at the time of the film's release, Garner said that the film wasn't meant to be 'preaching' in its message.

Quoted in US Today, the 13 Going On 30 star said: ""We were careful not to preach. That's not Christy's message whatsoever, to tell you what to believe or how to practice.

"Even if you drop faith out of the movie, there's the message of hope, the idea of keeping your head up and knowing you can push through to the other side of a challenge."

UK viewers will be able to watch the film on Netflix until January 31st.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Sony Pictures

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film