Should “The Girl Who Believes in Miracles” Be Your Next Family Movie Night?

Like Al Michaels exclaimed when the United States upset the USSR in a hockey game at the 1980 Winter Olympics, a new film at the box office asks, “Do you believe in miracles?”

The faith-based film The Girl Who Believes in Miracles was the sixth highest grossing film last week despite opening in only 640 theaters across the nation. The 3-day, Easter weekend run brought in $526,000 according to

The trailer of the movie shows Sara, played by Austyn Johnson, praying to help animals come back to life and a paraplegic boy walk. Johnson is joined by an all-star cast that includes Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino, Emmy Award-winner Peter Coyote, and Kevin Sorbo from God’s Not Dead. The film also features the chart-topping song “You Say” by Lauren Daigle.

Laurence Jaffe, the 98-year-old filmmaker behind the movie, hopes the film brings encouragement to viewers.

“This happens to be an uplifting movie and anything to make people feel good now is so very critical,” Jaffe told The Christian Post. “They should really flock out to see it, to feel good about life and about themselves. We’ve been through a very, very tough year and now we’d like to see people feeling good again.”

The PG film received a green light for kids and teens from author Emily Clark of Focus on the Family’s Plugged In.

“The film is sad at times and could be hard for families who have prayed for miraculous healing and not received it. However, The Girl Who Believes in Miracles is always careful to state that God works in mysterious ways,” wrote Clark. “Ultimately, though, The Girl Who Believes in Miracles reminds audiences young and old that no matter how small their faith may be, God can still use it and them to move mountains.”

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