I have always loved this song. We had it on the photo DVD for my dad's wake. We hadn't even chosen the song. The funeral home picked it. This movie is about how Bart Millard came to write the song. I found it a powerful story and I was able to relate to Bart in his relationship with his father. And by now I'm sure I don't have to tell anyone on this site that I was definitely in tears. I knew I would be. And I could hear others in the theatre sniffling too. As I was leaving, I also saw someone else that appeared to be deeply affected by the movie. If the DVD comes out by my birthday, I'm asking for it as a gift.
On Monday 4/2/18 - 12:58:36 AM YungHotEbony wrote: i feel like you would both make the same comments about The Christmas Shoes
I did see that once. It was OK, but I think it left a lot of the story told in the song out. Also, those shoes in the movie were ugly. In the song, the little boy is described as being dirt poor and walking into the store all dirty with tattered clothes. In the movie, the family wasn't all that poor, though I guess poor enough that the kid was still a little short on funds. It was still a nice movie, but I find the song more inspiring.
On Sunday 4/8/18 - 3:32:25 PM birdsong4j wrote: Wait a sec - they made a whole MOVIE just based on this dumb song?? This is the fault of those God's Not Dead/Heaven is Real people, isn't it.
It's not about the song, troll. It's about the songwriter's life and how he eventually came to write that song. At first he didn't even want to be the one to record it because it was just too personal. He was going to have Amy Grant record it, but then she felt he should be the one to record it for the same reason he didn't want to.
On Sunday 4/8/18 - 5:45:27 PM birdsong4j wrote: Not trolling. Just genuinely can't believe this got made.
But you're acting like the movie is all about the song. Yes, the song title is the movie title, but the movie is more about the life that the song writer had. I can relate to the life he had with his abusive father. Unfortunately, I don't have a story of bonding later with him. I mean, he eventually stopped being physically abusive, but he still would be verbally abusive. And when I moved back home, he was a pain in the backside, but not as horrible as growing up. And when he was unconscious at Hospice, I told him I forgave him. I hope he heard it.