#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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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“Though it will never be championed as an insightful work of either religious art or patriarchal psychology, I Can Only Imagine does manage to be a good film about a great song…”
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***The story behind the popular Christian band***
Released in 2018, “I Can Only Imagine” is a biopic of Bart Millard (J. Michael Finley) of MercyMe, spanning his childhood, the abuse of his father (Dennis Quaid), meeting his true love (Madeline Carroll), starting the band, low-rent touring, acquiring a manager (Trace Adkins) and eventual success with the band’s titular hit.
While this semi-modest inspirational flick is nowhere near as good as “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1980) or even “La Bamba” (1987), it’s almost on par with the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line” (2005), although it cost five times LESS and lacks the polish. Finley is an otherwise unknown actor, but he makes for a fine protagonist. And Carroll is winsome and curvy; unfortunately, her part is small.
It’s too by-the-numbers, but I could relate to the father/son issues and the story builds to an inspiring and emotional performance of their hit song.
The film runs 1 hour, 50 minutes and was shot entirely in Oklahoma.
Inspiring and Tough
I loved this movie and have loved the song. Some criticism from reviewers who think it’s stacked by friends and family of the movie. Not me. It is my first review because I would love to see more movies like this. We went the first weekend for that reason…to show support where it matters in the industry…the box office. The movie was tough for my husband who grew up with an abusive father. Brought back memories he’d rather forget. However, he also said that the movie brought him to a new place of realizing. at 57 years old, he needs to let go of that past. Be warned. If you grew up in an abusive home, you will feel things even more deeply than those who didn’t. No matter who you are, take Kleenex. The acting was great and the twist on how MercyMe owned this song was very encouraging. Great film!! So glad we went!
Christian Movie Quality Is Often Lacking But……
As a Christian, I am often conflicted with the movies our ‘community’ produces. Too often a beautiful story can be marred by a lack of quality writing, acting, and production.
So I admit to feeling tense as I sat in the theater this morning watching I Can Only Imagine, with an expectation that some cringe-worthy line or delivery would happen at any moment. Happily, this story-in-film hits the trifecta: quality writing, quality acting, and quality production.
It’s not perfect. What film is?! But in a world where abuse happens all too often, here is a story of redemption, reconciliation, and hope, and it will impact anyone who sees it in a positive way. The worst of the abuse is spoke of, not acted out, making this a safe and inspiring movie choice for almost all ages. The faith of the main character is also portrayed in a subdued way–not with Bible-thumping or speeches.
See it, regardless of your belief system. And bring Kleenex.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Family, Music
Director Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Writer Bart Millard (based on the life story of), Jon Erwin (story by), Brent McCorkle (story by), Alex Cramer (story by), Jon Erwin (screenplay by), Brent McCorkle (screenplay by)
Actors J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins
Awards 6 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Kevin Downes
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)