Movie review: I Can Only Imagine


Olivia Hagerty, Sports Editor

  I Can Only Imagine has been in the news for the past month and is dedicated to the making of the most popular Christian song “I Can Only Imagine” by MerceyMe. I was very impressed that one song can be turned into a strong movie that impacts its viewers. There are plenty of comedies and action films, but there just aren’t enough movies that are as true and pure as this.

To get away from the physical and mental pain his father (played by famous actor Dennis Quaid) brought upon him, Bart Millard (played by J. Michael Finley) turns to music and joins a band. Before Millard composes the song, “I Can Only Imagine,” God calls him home to forgive his monstrous father. When he goes back home, we see the big message revealed in the movie: people can change through God and forgiveness is always possible.

Religious or not, I feel that this movie has a powerful message for everyone: forgiveness and inspiration. This movie hits you with all the right things, and you will be able to feel the power after it. It is different from any other movie I have seen over the past years as it aims to tie in relationships, Christianity, music, and a life story.