Movie Review & Giveaway: I Can Only Imagine

"Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel . . .
I can only imagine . . ." 
(I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe)

Title:  I Can Only Imagine 
Artists: Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins, J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Priscilla Shirer
Studio: Lionsgate
Release Date:  June 12, 2018 
Genre: Family
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Dennis Quaid and Trace Adkins star in this inspiring true story behind MercyMe’s beloved hit song. Running from a troubled home life and a broken relationship, Bart Millard (Finley) found escape in music. Hitting the road in a decrepit tour bus, Bart and his band MercyMe set out on an amazing journey none of them could have ever imagined, in this uplifting, music-filled movie that beautifully illustrates the power of forgiveness and God’s love.
The home entertainment release of I Can Only Imagine features over 3 hours of extras including 7 deleted scenes, 7 in-depth featurettes, an audio commentary, and more!

The #1 Inspirational Movie of the Year Comes Home on Digital on June 5 and Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on June 12

NASHVILLE, Tenn (April 30, 2018) – Experience the uplifting story that shares the power of forgiveness when I Can Only Imagine arrives on Digital June 5 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 12 from Lionsgate and Provident Films. Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms’ Night Out) and written for the screen by Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle, the film tells the incredible true story behind Christian band MercyMe’s iconic, history-making song “I Can Only Imagine.” Starring in the film are up-and-coming Broadway star J. Michael Finley (“Les Miserables”) and Golden Globe® nominee Dennis Quaid (2011, Best Actor – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, The Special Relationship; 2003, Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Far From Heaven), as well as Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traded), Priscilla C. Shirer (War Room), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show, Spanglish), and Madeline Carroll (Flipped).

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My stars! I Can Only Imagine is one of those movies that you won't regret watching. It's one of those that you come away pondering on it. It's one of those that inspires something in you. I Can Only Imagine beautifully and poignantly goes through trials of life that hurts and doesn't know what to do about it. Yet, it's also the acknowledgement of how God's grace and forgiveness shines through the pain. There's a story behind the pain. And that story isn't just the pain, but how it can be used by the pain to turn into something more, and good.

There will be tears. There will be smiles. There will be the longing in your heart to remember your journey, your fight, your pain and God's comfort and grace in your story. O goodness! What a wonderful movie, and the editing is so perfect. I Can Only Imagine will be one of your favorites for sure!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this DVD from the manufacturer. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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(1 Winner will win a DVD of I Can Only Imagine )

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  1. Annie,
    My sister and I saw I Can Only Imagine when it was showing at our local movie theater. It is an amazing story! I bought the book with the same name by Bart Millard, haven't read it yet but hope to soon. I have the DVD on my wish list and hope to get it soon so I can watch it again.
    Blessings, Tina

    1. Forgot....thank you for the giveaway!
      Blessings, Tina

    2. Thank you, Tina! RIGHT? I really thought it was great. Lots of luck!


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