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90 Minutes in Heaven

90 Minutes in Heaven

Hope livesSep. 11, 2015 USA121 Min.PG-13
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8.7 1,156 votes

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Cast

Kate Bosworth isEva Piper
Eva Piper
Hudson Meek isChris Piper
Chris Piper
Bobby Batson isJoe Piper
Joe Piper
Elizabeth Hunter isNicole Piper
Nicole Piper
Dwight Yoakam isLawyer Beaumont
Lawyer Beaumont
Michael W. Smith isCliff McArdle
Cliff McArdle
Gianna Simone isMs. Glenda
Ms. Glenda

Synopsis

A man involved in a horrific car crash is pronounced dead, only to come back to life an hour and a half later, claiming to have seen Heaven.

90 Minutes in Heaven
Original title90 Minutes in Heaven
IMDb Rating4.7 2,496 votes
TMDb Rating5.5 31 votes

(31) comments

  • jacksonchrisSeptember 12, 2015Reply

    Great Movie

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  • kindredsoul363September 12, 2015Reply

    Waste of time

    If you were thinking of going to the movies to see 90 Minutes in
    Heaven, don’t bother. I went tonight – boring. Time it began was 4:00
    with the preview trailers, so must have started around 4:15. Began with
    a short summary of what happened 2 days before his accident took maybe
    10-15 minutes. Then the accident and from there it was all in the
    hospitals with him in surgery or just laying in bed. There was only 1
    minute where we saw a brief moment of his thoughts where it appeared to
    be a vision of heaven with people saying ”Good to see you” to him, but
    there was no mention by him in the movie about having seen heaven at
    all. Through the whole movie there was a child talking and clanging his
    toys on the chairs and floor. Parent didn’t do anything about it. I
    finally gave up and went out to see what time it was – it was already
    5:30 and nothing to indicate any story of his 90 minutes in heaven. I
    asked for and received a refund.

  • l-s-rossSeptember 16, 2015Reply

    Excellent Movie

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  • Edgar Allan PoohSeptember 16, 2015Reply

    This flick documents how the State of Texas tortures . . .

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  • Randy CliffSeptember 16, 2015Reply

    Definitely worth finding a theatre showing this one

    Interestingly, albeit not surprising, the two largest cities of our
    area are not even showing ’90 Minutes in Heaven’. We attended the movie
    having little idea what to expect. We are not frequent theatre
    attendees, generally limiting are visit to visually impressive
    block-busters, like Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars
    Episode III.

    This is a movie one will either enjoy or will not, and I expect you
    would know this before you even get there. Don Piper is a Texas Baptist
    minister who wrote an autobiographical story about his life and death
    experience; a truck crushes over his car while he is driving over a
    bridge. The movie begins with this tragedy, takes us back somewhat in
    his life to set the stage for the story, and carries us through the
    period of recovery for he and his family.

    His time in Heaven is part of who he is and what he has been through,
    but is not the focus of the movie. I felt this is a story about family,
    and possibly a story about any family. As you proceed through your own
    decades you will experience tragedy, either directly or indirectly.
    When this movie was over I was left with the basic thought that
    everyone has, or will have, the opportunity to put a hand on the
    shoulder of someone and make a difference in their life.

    I have suffered the loss of many family members, though mostly through
    illness and natural causes. I have been hospitalized on a number of
    occasions, but not the duration presented to us on Don Piper’s
    recovery. I have suffered pain at an overwhelming level, but not for
    days upon days. I have watched my wife suffer on my behalf as I have
    endured these things. This movie resonates many emotions for the many
    normal people struggling and surviving through life.

    ’90 Minutes in Heaven’ may be more meaningful to those who are people
    of faith, but this is a story that can benefit every family. The
    hospital scenes feel a little too drawn out at times, but when you are
    confined to a hospital day-after-day that is exactly how it feels. I
    felt the dialogue was a little forced, but that may well be having a
    pastoral tone of Mr. Piper’s story, or possibly what people are like
    from Georgia (where of the movie was produced) or people from Texas
    (where the setting is). Hayden Christensen gives a strong performance,
    which may be under appreciated by those who have never experienced
    severe physical pain. Kate Bosworth is terrific as Eva Piper and
    carries us well through this story.

    I recommend this movie. If you want to bash stories about people
    experiencing Heaven, don’t both watching this. For most families, this
    is a movie worth travelling to a theatre showing it, and then think to
    yourself about who you can impact with your life experiences.

  • tavmSeptember 16, 2015Reply

    90 Minutes in Heaven is a very inspirational movie

    Hayden Christensen is Don Piper, a preacher who gets into a vehicle
    accident and seems dead when he’s checked by authorities. Kate Bosworth
    as his wife Eva, who has to take care of him while he tries to
    recuperate. I’ll stop there and just say this was quite an
    inspirational true story depicted on screen that I watched with my
    movie theatre-working friend. We both were very touched by what was
    happening and the scene where Don tells Eva about his experiences in
    Heaven was perhaps the most touching of those scenes. My favorite scene
    has Don’s teenage daughter asking him to dance with her despite his
    struggles with his recovery and he just holds on to her while Lee Ann
    Womack’s ”I Hope You Dance” plays on the soundtrack. So on that note,
    90 Minutes in Heaven is highly recommended.

  • SpiritMechanicSeptember 18, 2015Reply

    Should have been called 90 Days of Recovery-90 seconds in heaven

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  • steve beard ([email protected])September 19, 2015Reply

    Inspirational Religious Movie

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  • DUKEJBMSeptember 23, 2015Reply

    Could have used more inspiration and faith

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  • ShelbyTMItchellOctober 6, 2015Reply

    Boring To Say The Least

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  • Richard DavisNovember 23, 2015Reply

    Epicly awful….

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  • David Wadsworth (ComputerDaveUK)November 24, 2015Reply

    Should be subtitled 90 minutes I’ll never get back.

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  • nicolehufnagelDecember 4, 2015Reply

    Disappointed

    I was invited to see this premiere at The Fox in Atlanta, not sure why
    I was invited as everyone there was a pastor or a family member…the
    mayor was there, the whole cast and then there was my sister and I. I
    gave it a 3 because at least they’re donating $ from the film to help
    orphanages (one in particular was there that night at the Fox)….and
    after the movie, what did all of these influential preachers and their
    family members do? Did they stop and befriend these obviously
    under-dressed orphans after the movie? While the kids were coming down
    the stairs in jeans and the best clothes they could put
    together…..did I see any of the obviously well and overdressed
    attendees actually try and mingle or minister to them…..on the
    contrary, the mass audience of ”Christians” flocked to the open bars
    inside the fox to get a cocktail, while the orphans and their
    friends/family/acquaintances awkwardly, and hurriedly left. As for the
    movie, what I got from it was a guy who was in severe pain and couldn’t
    be helped by modern medicine….this movie shows that you can get
    comfort from your church community…IF you belong to one. For those of
    us that don’t, I guess we are on our own or have to rely on our own
    faith.

  • tina-37498December 6, 2015Reply

    Awful Movie!

    I read the book and it was great and powerful….but the movie was
    terrible! if I were Mr. Piper I would not have allowed this awful movie
    to represent my story. The title is about Mr. Piper going to heaven for
    90 minutes, but in this movie you get a few minutes of his tale at the
    end of the movie…and he speaks without any emotion about it at all.
    Movie lacked credibility and lacked anything to do with Christ…the
    pastor in the movie seemed cold and without any relationship with Jesus
    or his family. The book was all about the pastor and how the Lord
    worked a miracle in his life, but the author of this movie told the
    story and decided to leave out anything to do with God and the pastor’s
    relationship with Him. God was the reason Mr. Piper is still alive
    today…but the movie does not want to identify this main truth.
    Horrible acting and dead movie.

  • maxfomDecember 6, 2015Reply

    An amazing movie and a must see for all religious people.

    The movie in my opinion was very inspiring. Don Piper told his story of
    what he went through and why God made him go through it. The movie was
    very well put together and expressed. I would recommend everyone to see
    this for themselves and share this with their friends and family. I’d
    hope that if you see this, that you would learn something from it as I
    did. I could compare this movie with the film called ‘Heaven is for
    Real’ as that had a similar story. They both talk about Heaven and have
    a clear message.

    For those who are saying that the movie is not all about what was in
    Heaven and what happened in those 90 minutes and for that reason should
    not be called ’90 Minutes in Heaven’, just remember that the movie was
    about a whole lot more than just that.

    I myself consider myself as a Christian and for me this movie really
    helped me answer questions I had about this topic (Heaven).

  • Fab UndiciDecember 6, 2015Reply

    you DON’T make a MOVIE out of ANYTHING.

    I think Mr. Don Piper should WATCH the DOCUMENTARY of JAL 123 (the
    Japanese aircraft that crashed thru a mountain thousands feet high)
    which 5 people SURVIVED it.

    What do we make of those PEOPLE Mr. Piper? profits.. like you? maybe
    Gods?

    I’m a fan of HAYDEN and i deeply follow his career but this movie
    DISAPPOINTED me a lot. I don’t see where will it get him !!

    By the huge EFFORTS he put and his TALENT in acting, HAYDEN could’ve
    been NOMINATED twice or more for an Oscar by now if he PICKED the RIGHT
    PROJECTS.

  • Bob RutzelDecember 6, 2015Reply

    Very Slow, but Worthwhile

    This is based upon a true story.

    Pastor Don Piper (Christensen) is in a terrible car accident. He dies
    for 90-minutes, goes to Heaven, comes back and has months of endless
    operations and excruciating pain and doesn’t treat family and friends
    in a good way. His wife, Eva (Bosworth), stands by him regardless.

    Okay, okay, we all want to know more about what is in Heaven. Well, to
    learn more about Heaven you will have to wait for 1-hr and 40 minutes
    or so before Don reveals his experience.

    Yes, this is very slow going, but true believers or wanna-be believers
    will see this to the end. The acting by all and the pacing is very
    good. In the meantime we see almost everything Don and his family and
    friends go through and much of it isn’t pretty. Why is Don so angry?
    Why isn’t he more appreciative of what family and friends are going
    through to help him with their prayers? How can a Pastor behave like
    this is the question we all ask. Patience as all will be revealed
    beyond the 1:40 mark. And it probably took a friend and former pastor
    J.B. Perkins (Fred Thompson) to read the riot act to Don about his
    behavior.

    Dwight Yoakam plays Beau Beaumont, Eva’s lawyer, and it’s possible this
    was supposed to be comic relief but perhaps this was the way Beaumont
    really was. Hard to tell, but he was annoying, not funny.

    When Don reveals his experience in Heaven he tells of seeing people of
    all ages that he knew in life. Contrast this with what Catholics say
    that all of us will be 33-years of age in Heaven. Something to think
    about or find others who went to Heaven for a brief time and hear what
    they have to say regarding the ages of people there. But the true
    message of this movie is this and only this: Heaven is real.

    There is a subtle twist in here regarding Don’s telling of the one who
    prayed for him holding his right hand while in the mashed vehicle. This
    will give you chills in a good way.

    I was struck by the really good photography and by the performances of
    all. Kate Bosworth was truly invested in her role. Good job.

    At the end we see the real Pastor Don Piper who sums up his experience.
    (7/10)

    Violence: Yes, the accident. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.

  • crystals_zooDecember 10, 2015Reply

    Really good movie about Faith, Endurance during hardship, Love, and Compassion!

    I’ve read the book ”90 minutes in heaven” when it first came out and
    was glad when they finally made the movie! This is about a pastor who
    was involved in an accident and was declared dead for at least 90
    minutes. What happened next was a journey of pain and discovery,
    through faith and love of family and friends and many others who prayed
    for God to move in a miraculous way! We don’t always understand why we
    go through incredible pain and loss, but when we trust in the God who
    knows every thing, we can witness how He works it all out for His
    Glory.

    I really liked this movie and hope more true life movies about faith
    during difficult times will come out after this one!!! True Christians
    get it, even if the rest of the world does not. Thank you for making
    this movie and thanks to the Piper family for sharing their experiences
    with the rest of us.

  • Heidi CookDecember 18, 2015Reply

    Excellent movie!

    Anyone who enjoys deep and moving material will absolutely love this
    movie! Not only that, but the story is truly amazing. It’s not just
    about his spiritual experience, (which is hard to explain through a
    movie when you can’t put earthly descriptive words into it), but it’s
    about love, marriage, family, prayer, hope, faith, recovery, friends,
    helping others, opening up, and of course the ever knowing possibility
    that the end isn’t really the end. Awesome movie! Definitely worth the
    watch! Just don’t forget, stay humble and listen with your heart. I
    would highly recommend this movie to anyone interested in Don Piper’s
    real life experiences because we all go through hard times and this
    movie really does a great job portraying the real life details of such
    a horrific event and overcoming such tragedy.

  • LordIsMyShepherdJanuary 1, 2016Reply

    Why the hate? Swap Christianity with the Force and this would get 10 stars.

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  • znjirainiJanuary 6, 2016Reply

    Misguided Attempt

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  • mila61February 8, 2016Reply

    Believe

    This is not an action Movie, it’s more than this, but you have to be
    willing to catch the message, which is powerful. This is about faith,
    love and friendship. Is he going to give up, the guy survived the
    unimaginable, nobody under any ”normal” circumstances survives any
    thing like that, who helped him, 90 minutes gone, declared and
    confirmed dead by the police and the rescue team, but then one men, a
    pastor, insisted to pray for ”the gone”, please don’t put this movie in
    a drawer, there is so much more than entertainment here and worth to
    think about, the men survived to leave us a testimony, greater than
    anything, watch carefully

  • pgasaelMarch 15, 2016Reply

    Great book, awful film adaptation

    I never hearded of the book. It was awesome to start, but this
    movie…OH JEEBERS! (Phantom Strider 8 reference!) It’s a doozy…

    The acting is impressive, because is based on a true story and sticks
    to the spirit of the book. Cheers for the actors.

    The direction and production is nice. The producers decided to make a
    (awful!) book adaptation of ’90 Minutes’, hired nice actors. The
    direction makes ‘Wabbit’ looks like ‘Family Guy’. The rest of the
    movie? NOT!!

    It sticks very impressively the spirit of the book, because is based on
    a real-life situation of Mr. Piper’s death in 1989.

    The message is charming, but the movie is not…

    How could you like this rubbish movie? I found reviews of how you LIKE
    this movie! Look, here’s one! Written by crystal_zoo: I’ve read the
    book ”90 minutes in heaven” when it first came out and was glad when
    they finally made the movie! This is about a pastor who was involved in
    an accident and was declared dead for at least 90 minutes. What
    happened next was a journey of pain and discovery, through faith and
    love of family and friends and many others who prayed for God to move
    in a miraculous way! We don’t always understand why we go through
    incredible pain and loss, but when we trust in the God who knows every
    thing, we can witness how He works it all out for His Glory.

    I really liked this movie and hope more true life movies about faith
    during difficult times will come out after this one!!! True Christians
    get it, even if the rest of the world does not. Thank you for making
    this movie and thanks to the Piper family for sharing their experiences
    with the rest of us.

    And the second fake positive review is written by Heidi Cook: Anyone
    who enjoys deep and moving material will absolutely love this movie!
    Not only that, but the story is truly amazing. It’s not just about his
    spiritual experience, (which is hard to explain through a movie when
    you can’t put earthly descriptive words into it), but it’s about love,
    marriage, family, prayer, hope, faith, recovery, friends, helping
    others, opening up, and of course the ever knowing possibility that the
    end isn’t really the end. Awesome movie! Definitely worth the watch!
    Just don’t forget, stay humble and listen with your heart. I would
    highly recommend this movie to anyone interested in Don Piper’s real
    life experiences because we all go through hard times and this movie
    really does a great job portraying the real life details of such a
    horrific event and overcoming such tragedy.

    REALLY?! Your all brainless!! Did you check out the RATING?! Stop with
    the likes. But for me, is a mixed reception’d.

    RESULTS: Book: 10/10 Movie adaptation: 1/10 Acting: 10/10 Production:
    9/10 Development: 7/10 Direction: 9/10 Message: 10/10 Epilouge: 6/10

    FINAL RESULTS: 62% D-

    I will recommend the book. Not the movie. So many fake reviews…

  • petwindoMarch 17, 2016Reply

    @ Bob Rutzel

    I haven’t seen the movie yet as I was reading the reviews to see if it
    might be worthwhile. I rarely respond to comments/reviews but the
    leading page review by Bob Rutzel caught my eye with his comment about
    what he thinks ”..Catholics say..”.

    First of all, Catholics don’t all say the same thing on many matters.
    We are free to choose what we believe and practice as long as we remain
    faithful to what is fundamental to the Gospel and authoritative Church
    teaching.

    Many beliefs, and practices especially, are left up to the individual
    to determine if they find them helpful in respect to their Faith and
    growth in Love of God and our fellow man.

    I’ve read that …”Science tells us from birth to 33 our body reaches
    its peak. After that the body starts to decline…”

    This being the case, and also being in accord with much Catholic
    speculation on the subject, it would make sense that our ”residing age”
    (if I can call it that) would be the age at which humans roach their
    peak.

    Any attempt to ”nail things down” any more than this is, in my opinion,
    ultimately futile as it will be a ”New Heaven and a New Earth” in which
    our immortal bodies reside and we will share in the very life of the
    Trinity. The Gospels say that once He was resurrected, Christ took on
    whatever appearance He saw as beneficial to the situation. As heaven is
    unity with Christ, I imagine we will be able to do the same if it is in
    any way necessary for our eternal happiness.

    It is still ultimately very much a mystery, as ”age” is a construct of
    time which will not exist in eternity.

    Having said that, I believe St. Thomas Aquinas puts things quite
    succinctly and beautifully.

    St. Thomas Aquinas speculates: ….Man will rise again without any
    defect of human nature, because as God founded human nature without a
    defect, even so will He restore it without defect. Now human nature has
    a twofold defect. First, because it has not yet attained to its
    ultimate perfection. Secondly, because it has already gone back from
    its ultimate perfection. The first defect is found in children, the
    second in the aged: and consequently in each of these human nature will
    be brought by the resurrection to the state of its ultimate perfection
    which is in the youthful age, at which the movement of growth
    terminates, and from which the movement of decrease begins (Summa
    Suppl. 81.1).

    I suppose it is this type of speculation which give rise to statements
    about ”What Catholics say”.

    Time, or rather eternity, will tell for certain.

  • TxMikeMarch 20, 2016Reply

    True story of a Texas minister who died for 90 minutes.

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  • blanche-2April 2, 2016Reply

    Kate Bosworth keeps her figure while scarfing down McDonald’s

    Don’t be fooled by the title. There was nothing heavenly about this
    film. It’s a corny, hokey, clichéd, dull, slow, and an inaccurate
    melodrama about a young minister, Don Piper (Hayden Christensen) who
    suffered traumatic injury in a car accident. The paramedics who arrive
    at the scene cannot find a pulse and leave him unattended awaiting a
    coroner.

    Another minister caught in the resulting traffic jam enters the car and
    starts praying and singing, at which point he returns to life by
    joining in the hymn. He has been ”dead” for 90 minutes. Now, it has
    happened that people who are being worked on with a defibrillator,
    etc., have come back after 90 minutes. But this guy was in a car with
    plastic over him.

    Kate Bosworth plays the minister’s wife, Eva, as if she had been
    heavily sedated. On the other hand, the minister is transferred to a
    hospital that allows him unlimited access to morphine so he is, in
    fact, heavily sedated. And about halfway through this 121 minutes of
    hell, you’ll wish you were, too.

    Unfortunately, Christensen’s character is unlikeable as he slides into
    self-pity. When fireworks are going on outside, he says in his
    narration, those are the only fireworks left in our marriage now. He’s
    been flat on his back in intractable pain — I don’t know what he
    expected.

    The character is on an IV for 45 days+. He would have had a PIC line by
    then. Also, he’s given no pain medication while they’re trying to
    stimulate bone growth with a fixator, which is incredibly painful.

    One other thing – of course the recovery is very expensive so at one
    point he is moved to a less expensive hospital. And all the staff
    becomes black. Low, producers, LOW.

    The acting is uniformly bad with the exception of Fred Thompson, who
    comes off like John Barrymore compared to the rest of them. He offers
    him a milkshake – McDonald’s obviously threw some money at this thing.
    They’re everywhere.

    As far as learning anything about the character’s NDE, you won’t,
    except for the last minutes of the film. Maybe heaven is worth the
    wait, but getting to this part of the film is not since you had to go
    through hell to get there. It’s too little, too late.

  • leonblackwoodMay 15, 2016Reply

    Boring throughout! 3/10

    Review: I wasn’t really impressed with this movie, because the subject
    matter was a bit weird and it seemed like it was made for TV. The
    acting was mediocre from the whole cast but the fact that it was based
    on true events, made it slightly interesting. Don Piper (Hayden  
    Christensen) is a happily married family man with 2 small boys, a young
    girl and a loving wife, Eva (Kate Bosworth), who is a kindergarten
    teacher. The whole family is heavily into the church and Don is looking
    to invest in building a new church in the community. While Don is
    looking for investors to help him in his new adventure, he ends up in a
    car crash which, temporarily kills him. After being pronounced dead on
    the spot, a pastor prays over his body and starts to sing to him, and
    to his surprise, Don starts to sing along with him. Weird but true!
    Anyway, he finally gets pulled out of the car and is rushed to the
    hospital were the doctors battle to save his life. With his family by
    his side Don goes through some gruesome rehabilitation, which questions
    his faith and makes him wonder, why he was chosen to stay alive after
    being dead for 90 Minutes. I must admit, I did get quite bored of the
    whole storyline after a while and I found it slightly creepy. All of
    the real footage of the family, made the movie feel like a documentary,
    which I didn’t find entertaining. At the end of the day, it’s just
    another bad movie from Hayden Christensen, who has struggled to make a
    decent movie since playing Darth Vader in Star Wars. Disappointing!

    Round-Up: This movie was lucky to break even at the box office, because
    there are so many people who believe in different religions, who will
    find this film quite offensive. With that aside, Hayden Christensen and
    Kate Bosworth could have shown more emotion under those weird
    circumstances and the ending was pretty poor. Anyway, this film was
    directed by Michael Polish, 45, who also brought you Twin Falls Idaho,
    Jackpot, Northfork, the Astronaut Farmer, the Smell of Success, Stay
    Cool, For Lovers Only, Big Sur, and Unconscious. I personally haven’t
    seen any of his movies before, and if there are anything like this
    movie, I don’t think that I’m missing anything.

    Budget: $5million Worldwide Gross: $5million

    I recommend this movie to people who are into their dramatic movies
    starring Hayden Christensen, Kate Bosworth, Michael Harding and Cynthia
    Barrett. 3/10

  • skuebler-57817June 14, 2016Reply

    Not 90 Minutes in Heaven, 90 minutes of me trying to forgot what I just saw.

    90 Minutes in Heaven falls short of everything. Here are the reason why
    it makes a terrible movie, not enjoyable for anyone to watch.

    1. In the beginning, at the car crash, it stops at a image of the
    fathers face in a duck face right after he got hit, giving it a un
    serious tone to the ”mature” film.

    2. The acting is stupid from every character.

    3. Good plot that is wasted by too many depressing shots in the
    hospital.

    4. You can’t get depressed about anything in this movie, because it all
    happens to the characters. There is no character development, they’re
    terrible actors, and the twins and the daughter are so annoying, and
    give terrible performances!!!

    5.The daughter is so spoiled, she made her injured father (who I didn’t
    care about at all so I just went with it) dance with her on his injured
    leg, after he said no four times!!

    Review:

    F/ 0%

  • adonis98-743-186503August 10, 2016Reply

    A Dull Movie based on True Events.

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  • missjenniferdAugust 28, 2016Reply

    not what i thought it would be

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  • phd_travelOctober 29, 2016Reply

    Mainly a recovery from injury medical drama

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