I Can Only Imagine (2018)
Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.
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This movie is magnificent!
That was an excellent one.
Nice effects though.
My annoyance of this film to me is the opening section of the main character as a kid. The child gives a cringe worthy performance especially during scenes with the dad. He doesn't show any sense of emotion in these scenes and just seems bored. Most of the performances are pretty TV movie like. I also found a lot of editing problems with this movie. One part in particular was edited very fast and just looked sloppy. The cinematography was pretty weak also. The feew things I did like about this movie was Dennis Quaid's performance and the chemistry between him and the son near the end of the film.
J. Michael Finley is definitely a star in his first movie. The story and strong supporting actors create a perfect combination to tell the background and motivation of this famous hit song. Watch this movie with your family and be inspired!
"The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness"....but only if you're a Christian who's into Christian Music and has heard MercyMe's song. If not, you won't care about this film, and even if you did hear MercyMe's song, you still probably wouldn't care....because it's not really emotional or inspiring but moreso shoving religion into other people's faces. Yes, it's that kind of Christian movie....and I'm a Christian but I'm not the kind that likes to wear my religion as a brand and watch Christian movies and listen to Christian songs and talk about how great being a Christian is; if you're one of those types, this is your film. For the rest of us, who cares?
Enjoyed this movie for its simple message of forgiveness. Also enjoyed the little comic relief.