The film tells the true life story of Bart Millard, lead singer of the band Mercy Me and author of the well known song I Can Only Imagine. The song which is the bestselling Christian song of all time, the song that brought hope to so many people and now the powerful story behind that song is told.
Bart Millard found faith at a young age, but with a troubled home life and an abusive dad life wasn’t easy for him. In hopes of connected with his father, he turned American football but a career-ending injury set Bart on a musical pathway. Bart starts chasing a dream while running from his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart. Hitting the road in an old tour bus with his new band MercyMe, they embark on a journey none of them could ever have imagined.
The film is well directed, produced and beautifully shot which complements the power of the story. This is a story of broken relationships, of hope, of forgiveness and redemption. The story is incredibly brought to life by the cast, who all seem perfect for their roles, especially J. Michael Finley and Dennis Quaid who play Bart and his father, their solid performance really brings across the hurt, the pain and the raw emotion of their broken relationship, ultimate reconciliation and redemption, it is hard, it is emotional but it brings hope.
I Can Only Imagine is an extremely powerful movie of forgiveness. The story behind the song really brings across the real life changing message of forgiveness, hope and redemption that only Jesus can offer. This powerful testimony of the song that brought hope to millions, will bring again hope to millions through this movie.
This is a must see film.