“"I Can Only Imagine"” by the band MercyMe is the best-selling Christian song of all time. While lead singer Bart Millard wrote it in only ten minutes, it was a lifetime in the making. After his mom walks out, Millard (played in the movie by newcomer J. Michael Finley) endures years of abuse at the hands of his bitter father (Dennis Quaid), and uses music to escape. At age 18, Millard witnesses the transformative power of his faith when God begins to change his father’s heart and heal their father-son relationship. Cloris Leachman and Trace Adkins co-star.~Kaitlin Elise Miller
I think this is a good movie, but not as good as it could have been. The acting was fine, but the story line was, I felt, a bit disjointed. There was a radical change in the father towards the end of the film that needed more attention. But I do believe it was the best Christian film I've ever seen, and I'm glad to see improvements in this area. It's definitely family oriented, minus swearing and violence. And, of course, it was very interesting to get the background of both the group, "Mercy Me", and the song, "I Can Only Imagine". We played it at my Mother's funeral, and now every time I hear it...yeah. It's definitely worth the investment, both in time and money.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Inspirational and Meaningful!
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
Great story! One that so many of us can relate to in one way or another. This disc was delivered in perfect condition and well ahead of the delivery date stated.
A couple of family members told me about this movie and how good it was. It’s based on a true story and when I saw it in Best Buy I had to buy it. I’m very happy I did because it tells you the true story of the Christian Gospel group MercyMe and what influenced them to write one of the most successful Gospel songs of all time. It all stemmed from the lead singer’s fiery relationship with his father. You won’t want to miss this one. I know that this is one movie that I will watch over and over again.
This is a great movie I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for help with life's struggles and even anyone just needing inspiration in their walk of faith!! A very amazing, strong and uplifting true story of what God can do in each of our lives if we let him !!!