"I Can Only Imagine" Movie Review
Today is a big day for my movie life. Today is the day that I learned the true meaning of "struck speechless". While I have been amazed and awed by many films before, this is one film that hit me both emotionally and spiritually to the point that I couldn't even speak for a good five minutes afterward. I sat through the credits, unable to move. I could only think about what I witnessed and what I witnessed was beautiful.
The film follows Bart Millard, a young man struggling to find the point of his life. His father was abusive, his mother left, and Bart was alone and brokenhearted. He had no one to turn to except for God. He became a good, Christian man but he still struggled with life. While he chased his dream, he realized that he needed to face his fears and his past in order to finally be free of his struggle.
The film's acting was actually impressive. A lot of these types of films aren't done very well but I can happily say this one is completely different. It doesn't drag or feel like it's trying way too hard. This film immerses the viewer and relates to each and every person in the audience. It doesn't pick on anyone but rather opens its heart to you and hands you a priceless gift of love and acceptance.
I loved how this film didn't feel like it was pressuring you, or beating around the bush, or making accusations about your life. It focused on the story and on the emotional impact it wanted to have on the audience.
In conclusion, it doesn't matter if you are religious or not. I Can Only Imagine will not only make you laugh and cry, it will spiritually bring you to your knees in humility. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
© 2018 Nathan Jasper