I recently had the opportunity to see an early screening of I Still Believe, a movie that releases March 13, 2020 based on CCM artist Jeremy Camp's emotional journey through walking beside his first wife Melissa as she battled cancer. It's a movie about love and loss and will resonate with everyone. Whether you've walked beside someone with an illness, have experienced loss, have journeyed through grief and depression, or are searching for love, this movie is one that will especially touch your heart and is very pivotal for our world.
Honestly, I don't even know where to begin with this movie review. I Still Believe completely left me speechless after I saw it, and I would dare to say that it's the best movie that I've ever seen. The movie totally captivated my thoughts for days after I saw it. It was so inspiring, and an absolutely beautiful love story. Unfortunately, that story ends in devastating loss, since Melissa died of ovarian cancer. But KJ Apa and Britt Robertson perfectly captured the love between Jeremy in Melissa in a way that is so believable. So many times Christian movies can be cheesy, but the acting in this movie was absolutely spot on!
The subtitle of the movie is "one love can change your life," and that quote is beautifully reflected in the movie. It portrays Jeremy's love for Melissa from the moment they met to the day that she died. It shows how the couple held fast to God even through the storm.
The most tear-jerking scene in the movie is when Jeremy sings to Melissa the song he wrote on their honeymoon, "Walk By Faith" as she lies in the hospital bed.
I Still Believe was directed by The Erwin Brothers (now under the name of Kingdom Studios), the same duo that brought us the movie based off of Bart Millard's life, I Can Only Imagine. If you saw that movie, you already know what I'm about to say... BRING TISSUES!
I have nothing bad to say about I Still Believe. I loved everything about it, and I think that this will be the #1 Christian movie of 2020. It's so much more than just a love story. It's a story about how God can use even the worst of circumstances for His ultimate plan, and for His glory.
Before Melissa died, she told Jeremy that "if one person is changed by what I go through, it will all be worth it." The movie beautifully captures that dying wish and statement in the end.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, and I can guarantee that you'll never be able to hear the song "I Still Believe" the same way. The movie will inspire you in so many ways. It will inspire you to keep persevering even through the storms of this life, it will give you hope that there's still a light at the end of the tunnel. I even believe this movie will inspire teens/young adults to start praying for their future spouses. Because "one love can change your life."
I Still Believe releases on Friday, March 13, 2020, and you can buy tickets now by going here.
Grace Chaves is a fan of all things Christian music, and is one of NRT's youngest writers. She's homeschooled, and loves concerts, Jesus, and songwriting.
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