I Still Believe, is a newly released film based on a true story, the story not only promotes faith and trust in God, but also the encouraging power of love. The story is of a young woman, named Melissa Henning, and a man, named Jeremy Camp, falling for each other through their love of music, and of course, their faith towards God. Sadly, once their newly found love is formed, it is immediately put to the test. The couple face the biggest challenge of all, cancer. When Jeremy and Melissa get the news, they both manage to persevere through the power of Jeremy’s original music about his love for her and God. When their love is challenged, the audience is drawn into the movie as they learn how love can change one life, and how one life can change the world. In fact, Jeremy met his second wife at one of his concerts, shortly after word spread of Melissa’s story. The movie is filled with twists and turns that put the audience in an emotional frenzy. The Common Sense Media reviews the movie as, “This love story has the heart swells of The Notebook, the unexpected twists of a Nicholas Sparks novel, and the anguish of The Fault in Our Stars: The proof is your depleted tissue box. What elevates I Still Believe is that it’s true. If it weren’t, it would be too sappy and overwrought to accept as reality. But Camp has been telling this story at concerts for years, and the events really did happen to him and his first wife, Melissa.” The movie is very heartfelt with powerful messages for everyone, religious or not. The Common Sense Media described it by simply stating, “Bring tissues for wholesome but sad Christian romance.”
Since the theaters are closed, the movies mentioned above with the exception of I Still Believe can be found for rent through either YouTube or Amazon Prime. Many steaming platforms are rushing to move in-theater titles to at-home viewing, but they come with a price tag, roughly $20 to purchase the title. Both Comcast and Amazon Prime are offering a few in-cinema titles, and I Still Believe may become available through one of those platforms, but that is still to be determined at this time. Or…wait for it, and it will be out for rent at non-movie going prices.