I knew this story before it was even filmed, as it happened in the town I live in. The local paper covered the story and to their credit, included the Christian part of it, which, as it happens is the MAIN part of the story. All about a preteen girl who is seriously ill with little hope of a good outcome, and the effect it has on her family, especially her Mother, Jennifer Garner (who makes the best crying face in movies, and that's a compliment!). After so much time spent far away from Texas, living in the hospital, with her Father at home going into arrears and having to sell his new dream-job company, they decide to finally take the daughter home. That's where it really goes into overdrive. The daughter is talked by her older sister into climbing the old, rotten tree that they've played in all their lives. The girl falls through a hole down the center of the tree, and when she is rescued and taken to the hospital, the doctor informs her parents that the girl barely has a scratch and that's she completely healed of her disease! Their daughter reveals that when she was at the bottom of the tree's core, she went to Heaven and met Jesus who told her she would be healed when she returned. And so it happened. This story has been documented and her mother wrote a book from which the movie is based. There are a few differences, as is the norm when they "base" it on a true story, but the main heart of the story is intact and wonderfully told. Yes, you do have to sit through the first two-thirds of the story, watching the girl suffer, but it's totally worth it for the payoff. Even if you're not particularly religious, you'll probably enjoy this. I am a Christian so this was a must for me, plus I love Jennifer Garner, going way back to her "Alias" days on TV. Check it out, you'll probably love it.