I Can Only Imagine

Synopsis: The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Director(s): Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Production: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Thank you.

I found a song

that saved me through a time.

You know how music does that?

I was dealing with loss,

with pain,

and I heard this song,

and it blew my soul wide open.

It became my anthem.

It rescued me.

And I just kept wondering,

who could write this?

What did they have to go through

to be able to give

this gift to me?

This is hope, pure hope.

It's an amazing song.

Just kind of happened.

Lyrics took about ten minutes,

I guess.

Music took about the same.

Bart... you didn't write

this song in ten minutes.

It took a lifetime.

How'd you do this?

Bart? Bart?!

Well, mercy me,

you been out here all day!

How'd I do?

Oh, you done good, Bart.

You done real good.

I'll see you tomorrow!


You got me runnin',

goin' out of my mind

You got me thinkin'

that I'm wastin' my time

Don't bring me down

No, no, no, no, no


I'll tell you once more


I get off the floor

Don't bring me down

What happened to

the girl I used to know?

You let your mind out

somewhere down the road

Don't bring me down

No, no, no, no, no


I'll tell you once more


I get off the floor

Don't bring me down

You're always talkin'

'bout your crazy nights

One of these days

you're gonna get it right

Don't bring me down

No, no, no, no, no


I'll tell you once more


I get off the floor

Don't bring me down

Wait! Wait!

Don't bring me down...

'Cause, for me, you know,

without the song...

it's... it's all about the song.


Doesn't matter what band, you know.

You might be interested

in this band.

It was one of the greatest

concerts I've ever seen.

It was amazing.

Down, down, down

I'll tell you once more


I get off the floor

Don't bring me down

Hey, hon.

What you got there?

It's a fighter helmet

that I made

during a big battle in space.

You sure worked hard on that,

didn't you?


What's this?

It's just... it's just junk.

You're a dreamer, Bart.

That's good.

Haven't you ever

imagined anything?

I'm gonna teach you

something, Bart.

Dreams don't pay the bills.

Nothing good comes from it.

All it does...

is keep you from all this.

From knowing what's real.

You understand that?


Yes, Daddy.

Well, you say that's

a piece of junk,

why don't you just go

throw it away?

Go, just go.

He'll take it.

It's okay, it's okay.

Stay out of it!

It's none of your business!

It's between him and me.

Someone's gotta make sure

that he is raised up right!

Shut your mouth!

Or I'll shut it for you!

You want some more?

You want some more?

Here, had enough yet?

Had enough yet?

Hey. Bart? Shh.

It's okay. Hey.


Ready for an adventure?


Yes, right now.

It's called Camp Glorieta.

Church down the street

takes kids there.

It's a fun camp.

I called,

and they said you could go.

Come on,

you're gonna have a great time.

You're gonna make some friends.

You'll make some memories.

Can we just do this?

Do what?

Just drive.

Drive and listen.

Listen to this music.

Me and you.

Just listen to the words.

I stay awhile

I can go back

Into the heart

Of a child

I can smile

I can go there

Into the heart

Into the heart of a child

Okay. This is it.

You ain't never met

a stranger? Hmm?

All right, I can do this.




You know I love you, right?


Go on. Get outta here.

Bye, Mom.

Oh, gosh. I can do this.

I can do this.

No Walkmans at camp.

They'll take it up.

Are you kidding?

Oh, um, hi.

Uh, I'm... I'm Bart.

My friends, like,

they call me Bart.

I know. I'm Shannon. Duh!

Ready for camp?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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