Directed by Erwin Brothers
Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Melissa Roxburgh, Shania Twain, Gary Sinise
I was hesitant to see this movie because I knew where it would go. I decided to see the movie today and it has a lot of merit and importance because it is a true story and it gives hope to anyone who sees it.
The film tells the story of Christian singer Jeremy Camp and Mellisa Lynn and how they met and fell in love and then faced her illness together.
I do want to start by saying that is hard to critique a film based on a true story because by no means do I wish to say their story did not matter because it does. I have to review it as a film and it felt too similar to I can only imagine. The story between the two main characters was really sweet and for me that kept me watching the film although I knew what was going to happen. I think the film achieves its goal of giving hope through her faith and fulfill her wish to let her story touch people. Now it is a sad movie, it left me a little down, in all honesty, I know it was not the film’s intent but everyone reacts differently to the stories we see. The music was great, I never heard his music before but I found them uplifting.
I have seen other performances by Britt Robertson and I like her work. Her performance in Dan in real life was good and so was her work on the series For the people. She was one of the reasons I saw the film and I think she was great and told Melissa’s story with grace and care. The performances as is the case in faith-based films, not all are great but they work. Having an actor like Gary Sinise adds a lot to the film, he is a great actor.
It is a sad film so is hard for me to say watch the movie. Maybe look for Jeremy Camp interviews and hear her story without the manipulating power of films. I did cry a lot I can’t dent that.