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Still shot from the movie: The Five People You Meet In Heaven.

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

Based on Mitch Albom's best selling book, this made-for-TV-movie follows the after-death experiences of a man named Eddie (Jon Voight) and the five people he meets who help him understand what his life on Earth was all about. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 180
Theater Release: 05 Dec 2004
Video Release: 08 Feb 2005
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Have you ever felt that your life was a waste? What helped Eddie to change his perspective of the value of his time on Earth? How can you change your view of your contribution? Could you give this same gift to someone else?

How do you feel you could use the following advice Eddie received from the five people he met?
—Strangers are family we have yet to come to know.
—Sacrifice is not about something we lose, but about what we pass on.
—Hatred is a curved blade. The harm we do to others, we also do to ourselves.
—Each life affects the other.

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