“Letters to God” Coming Soon!

By Shannon Gosney
In Movie Review
February 3, 2010

As a family with little kids, we are always up for a good-feeling family movie.  I was introduced to a movie called “Letters to God” – coming out April 9th, 2010.

Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment
Production Company Possibility Pictures

Directed by David Nixon

Story by & Co-Directed by Patrick Doughtie

Written by Patrick Doughtie, Art D’Alessandro, Sandra Thrift, Cullen Douglas

Produced by David Nixon, Cameron “Kim” Dawson

Executive Producer Tom Swanson


Robyn Lively
Jeffrey S.S. Johnson
Maree Cheatham
Tanner Maguire
Michael Christopher Bolten
Bailee Madison
Ralph Waite


A heartfelt tale of inspiration, hope and redemption, Letters to God is the story of what happens when one boy’s walk of faith crosses paths with one man’s search for meaning—the resulting transformational journey touches the lives of everyone around them.

Tyler Doherty (TANNER MAGUIRE) is an extraordinary eight-year-old boy. Surrounded by a loving family and community, and armed with the courage of his faith, he faces his daily battle against cancer with bravery and grace. To Tyler, God is a friend, a teacher and the ultimate pen pal—Tyler’s prayers take the form of letters, which he composes and mails on a daily basis.

The letters find their way into the hands of Brady McDaniels (JEFFREY S.S. JOHNSON), a beleaguered postman standing at a crossroads in his life. At first, he is confused and conflicted over what to do with the letters. Overtime he begins to form a friendship with the Doherty family – getting to know not just Tyler but his tough, tender yet overwhelmed mom (ROBYN LIVELY), stalwart grandmother (MAREE CHATHAM) and teen brother Ben (MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER BOLTEN) — who are each trying to stand strong against the doubts that come with the chaotic turn their lives have taken.

Moved by Tyler’s courage, Brady realizes what he must do with the letters, a surprise decision that will transform his heart and uplift his newfound friends and community –in an exhilarating act of testament to the contagious effect of one boy’s unwavering faith against the odds.

Inspired by a true story, Letters to God is an intimate, moving and often funny story about the galvanizing effect one child’s belief can have on his family, friends and community.

This film is rated PG for Thematic Material Run Time: 113:30

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to ““Letters to God” Coming Soon!”

  1. Thank you for the mention!

  2. Kayla says:

    This sounds like a beautiful movie-I really can’t wait until it comes out so I can give it a watch and see for myself 🙂

  3. Elena says:

    I really liked this movie. The boy playing the main character is very talented.

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