When was the last time you saw a movie that truly moved you? I Still Believe, opening this week, is a powerful tale that will touch your heart.
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I Still Believe in Faith and Romance
From the makers of I Can Only Imagine comes the true life story of Jeremy Camp and his remarkable journey of love and loss that proves there is always hope in the midst of tragedy and that faith tested is the only faith worth having.
Seventeen Magazine voted I Still Believe the most romantic movie of 2020. It’s easy to see why. The plot centres around a romance, but unlike a lot of romance movies it’s not a super saccharine movie. It is a life story and contains all the themes you’d imagine framed inside an exploration of the topic of faith.
One love can change your life and sometimes change the world as well. I Still Believe is charming and uplifting and it carries notes of serious drama too. You might think that’s too many things, but life is filled with all of those emotional elements too.
Recently, I had a chance to see an advanced screening of the movie. These are my thoughts:
First of all this cast is amazing. Britt Robertson is an actress I’d watch in just about anything. She’s fresh and sweet and has a gentle commanding presence in every single role that she’s tackled to date. No exception here. The actress from Tomorrowland and A Dog’s Purpose commands the screen as the main character’s love interest.
K.J. Apa of Riverdale holds his own and has a magnetic presence on screen. Camp’s parents are played by Shania Twain and Gary Sinise. Not going to lie…I kept hoping Shania would burst into song half way through the movie. Gary Sinise of Forest Gump and CSI:NY is excellent here as the Dad. Excellent casting in that he grounds the family and has the experience to pull this off.
Plot (No Spoilers)
K.J. Apa, who plays Camp, is driven to become independent at college, and is questioning his faith slightly, while also looking for someone who can display a physical embodiment of faith.
When he starts working for a famous musician, he spies in the crowd Britt Robertson’s character who seems grounded in her faith. He yearns to experience that and strives to be closer to her to understand it. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she is attractive and funny too.
Camp’s brothers are sweet and comical. His younger brother has Down Syndrome, which adds an additional thread of morality begging the question why does God give us so many challenges if he is a kind and benevolent force?
Camp and his Dad have a brilliant scene where the son asks the Dad basically this question: How and why do you still have faith when it has been so sorely tested? I’m not about to give away any of the plot twists. But, be warned, this is an emotional ride.
Look for the signs of faith at work inside the plot. They are inspiring and magical.
I Still Believe is from directors Jon and Andrew Erwin and producer Kevin Downes. The cast is close to perfect.
Grab your date and a tissue or two and watch the love story everyone will soon be talking about. I Still Believe is in theatres across Canada on March 13th. Check the Trailer out now by viewing it here – > I Still Believe Trailer