I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine

DVD - 2018
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This 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.

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Jazzpixie
Jun 20, 2019

I watched this train wreck of a movie in preparation for the review of it on the God Awful Movies podcast. While I had to cringe throughout watching this drivel, it was only worth it in order to get the jokes made on the GamCast.

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Nosehill
Jun 08, 2019

My family of 4 watched this movie together. Age ranges of my kids 8-15. We all enjoyed it. It's hard to find a movie which is enjoyable to all of us. Its not tidy but its real life, which is not always easy. I thought it was a great movie!

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sheller99
May 14, 2019

thought that this was a very inspirational film. well worth the watching

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mheminway
Mar 02, 2019

Well it is a stretch to call it a true story. Based on true events might be a better phrase. Otherwise not a bad film.

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Veranda
Feb 16, 2019

runs the entire gauntlet of emotions....
i know real people lead lives like this......real children grow up with events like this....
so dont care whether this particular story actually happened or not.

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misatim
Jan 10, 2019

it is just not that inspiring, the acting is bad, the sets suck, and the story isn't well written, and it isn't true.

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anonymouswe
Dec 10, 2018

I rated this movie one star for one reason: it is marketed as "the inspiring true story," but it turns out it is half fiction. More on that in a minute. If the deceitfulness of this movie's "true story" claim was not a factor, I would have rated this 3.5 stars. It is slow, and the acting is poor, so it probably only deserves about 2 or 2.5 stars, but I give the extra because the story is a really enjoyable story and a powerful reminder of how difficult forgiveness is, but how important forgiveness is to allow people the chance to change. Even people we see as "monsters." Back to their lies about it being a true story: If they said this was merely inspired by the song or the events that lead to the release of the song, I wouldn't have a problem with it. But they market this as the inspiring true story, then proceed to put things in the movie that weren't even close to have happened. Sure, to tell a story 20 years in the making, and condense it to a feature film, you combine characters into one person, or condense three different events into one day - but you don't just outright make things up to make it feel more dramatic, not if you are going to call it a true story. [SPOILER ALERT] Just read this link to learn how much of the his "inspiring true story" was fake: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/i-can-only-imagine/

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lakeland53
Nov 30, 2018

I was very impressed with this film. Dennis Quaid usually plays characters that are soooo well loved; but, this character is a totally different type of guy he usually plays. Well done. The lead, Michael J. Finley, is a bit over-dramatic sometimes, but this was his first film, and he is good as the lead singer of MercyMe. I didn't know this was a Christian movie when I took it off the shelf. It was a pleasure to watch. The was no killing or swearing, not that I'm against those types of films. But to enjoy a legit story without those things was very good. I really enjoyed Trace Adkins, the manager. All in all: a very good watch. Christian music has a strong following, although I've never pursued any concerts or events with artists who specialize in that genre.

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FloEh
Oct 26, 2018

Wow! Worth watching the special features too (including Dennis Quaid's country gospel video - if only for the story part ;->)

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momneedsabreak3
Oct 19, 2018

beautifully done

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