When it comes to nights at home, my husband and I enjoy nothing more than watching a great movie at home or on the big screen. This past Sunday, we watched Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in our local theater and while watching the previews, I made a mental list of the upcoming movies that I wanted to watch. One stood out above the rest- I can only Imagine which is directed by the Erwin Brothers who have created the faith-based films October Baby, Mom’s Night Out, and Woodlawn (affiliate links).
I was instantly drawn to this movie, which opens on March 16th, because the song that the movie is based on has been one of my favorite songs since it’s release in 1999. The song is by one of my favorite Contemporary Christian bands, MercyMe and was written by the lead singer Bart Millard and for the first time, he’s sharing the story behind the song.
The trailer gave me goosebumps in the movie theater. You can watch it here:
For those who’d rather not watch the trailer, here is a synopsis of what the movie is about:
It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft.
Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.
Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road on an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.
Learn more at the official movie website: https://icanonlyimagine.com/
You’ll also find a full list of theaters, show times, and ticket information here: https://icanonlyimagine.com/theaters
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