• I Can Only Imagine (2018)

I Can Only Imagine

Release Date: March 16th, 2018

PG |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Growing up in Greenville, Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, Arthur. When Arthur becomes terminally ill, he finds redemption by embracing his faith and rediscovering his love for his son. Years later, Bart's troubled childhood and mended relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.

Cast: J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins, Cloris Leachman, Jason Burkey, Mark Furze, Randy McDowell

Director: The Erwin Brothers

Genres: Music , Biography , Drama

Production Co: Kevin Downes

Distributors: Roadside Attractions, Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Emotional, Creative, Father, Rise, Heartwarming, 1980s, Friend, Growing up, Inspiring, 1990s, Sacrifice, House, Son, Transformation, Tense, 2010s, 2000s, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 10
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Like so many faith-based efforts, I Can Only Imagine suffers from a terminal case of self-importance. show more

  • 38
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    It’s a drab, emotionally flat film. show more

  • 30
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    The movie has too much on its plate in selling its paint-by-numbers uplift. show more

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