I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine
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Genre: Religious
Starring: J. Michael Finley
Photography: Color
Release Date: March 16, 2018
Runtime: 110 minutes
Country: United States


I Can Only Imagine is a 2018 American Christian drama film directed by the Erwin Brothers and written by Alex Cramer, Jon Erwin, and Brent McCorkle, based on the story behind the MercyMe song of the same name, which is the best-selling Christian single of all time. The film stars J. Michael Finley as Bart Millard, the lead singer who wrote the song about his relationship with his father (Dennis Quaid). Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, and Cloris Leachman also star.

Why It Sucks

  1. It repeats the same flaws from other bad Christian movies, as well as many clichés. For example, Bart's father is yet a clichéd father who is abusive at the start but then changes his ways when accepting Jesus Christ into his heart, who eventually dies by cancer, in which this has been done so many times before.
  2. Bart, himself, is a whiny brat who actually runs away from his father after being abused and even breaks up his girlfriend, why? Because his girlfriend just simply asked her group to pray for him. Eventually, they reconcile.
  3. Terrible acting.
  4. Historical inaccuracy: The movie is set during the 1980s, but a brief appearance of K-LOVE is seen at the end.
  5. There's a scene where Bart denies his own criticism after a concert by the music judges, because they didn't find it "good enough", which reminded Bart of being insulted by his father, which is just inexcusable.
  6. The infamous scene where Bart's father slams a plate on his head.
  7. The studio had to use a school bus in order for the MercyMe band to have a bus.
  8. At the near end, a woman announces she's going to sing "I Can Only Imagine", but yet struggles and ends up having Bart sing it instead. What?
  9. More importantly, it's just boring. There's nothing else to add to it.
  10. The concept of a song getting adapted into a movie is stupid and makes no sense. Although, to be fair, the entire film explains why the song was made.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The song itself isn't actually bad, and the plot itself is based off of a true story.
  2. It shows Bart's life after the song at the end.


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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 4

"Both beautiful and EMOTIONALLTY POWERFUL."

Only for the most sensitive Christians like my mom.
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Paprika

18 months ago
Score 10
A song getting a movie adaptation!? A freaking song!?
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 1
The song isn't bad, but the movie...feh!
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ColleenMooresLookingPrettyGood

9 months ago
Score 0

Kesners comment: 6 votes

When I upvote him: 4 votes

Later: 8 votes

Me: ?
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EijiZeBoi

16 months ago
Score 4
I can only imagine the actors having to go through this torture just for this movie.
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EijiZeBoi

16 months ago
Score 4
I can only imagine God staying in heaven because he too lives in fear of what he's created.
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ItMeansNothing

16 months ago
Score 2
I can only imagine why this movie sucks.
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Ramadhan1a

16 months ago
Score 4
I can only imagine there is no God but Allah.
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LeroyManTheFirst

8 months ago
Score 0
what?
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ItMeansNothing

16 months ago
Score 1

I Can Only Imagine Why Midnight City Is The Best Song Ever

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ItMeansNothing

16 months ago
Score 0

I Can Only Imagine why 13 Reasons Why sucks.

I Can Only Imagine why Mutafukaz sucks.

I Can Only Imagine why Devilman Crybaby ands its fans suck.
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ItMeansNothing

16 months ago
Score 1

I Can Only Imagine Why Critics Gave It Good Reviews.

maybe becuase they were paid to do so
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ColleenMooresLookingPrettyGood

9 months ago
Score 0
I Can Only Imagine Flaming Youth Fully Being Found
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Emoboy69

8 months ago
Score 0
lionsgate should have their own page on this wiki
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EijiZeBoi

8 months ago
Score 0
Uh... they have a lot of other great movies.
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HellLord

7 months ago
Score 0
I know but we can add a reason of “despite making many bad films, they do good films as well”
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LeroyManTheFirst

8 months ago
Score 0
I can only imagine that this is why god hates us
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Mickey Mouse

8 months ago
Score 0
I Can Only Imagine why Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie is the best Christian movie
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HellLord

7 months ago
Score 0
I Can Only Imagine Eiji returning to Miraheze
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LancedSoul

7 months ago
Score 0
I Can Only Imagine that Universal is making Lego films for The Lego Amblin Movie, The Lego Back to the Future Movie, The Lego Jurassic World Movie, The Lego Amblin Movie 2: The Second Part, The Lego Fast and the Furious Movie, The Lego Monkie Kid Movie including The Billion Brick Race.
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HellLord

7 months ago
Score 0
I Can Only Imagine a new animation made by me
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HellLord

7 months ago
Score 0
I Can Only Imagine why Disney XD is shutting down
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RubyMaster7

one month ago
Score 0
I can only imagine why the heavy is dead

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