I still believe is a true story based on Christian, Jeremy Camp (KJ Apa) This movie takes us on his journey through love, loss, faith and all the hardships that come with it. He is a signer songwriter from Lafayette, Indiana. The movie starts with Jeremey heading off to Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, California where he meets a girl named Melissa Henning (Britt Robertson). Their relationship is not an easy one and early on they are faced with life altering decisions.
Melissa gets sick and tries to push Jeremy away but he knows she’s the one and chooses to stand by her side no matter what. Through everything they have faith that God has a plan and that she will be healed. This movie shows us both Jeremy and Melissa’s story and how strong these two are individually but also how strong they are together. It takes us on a rollercoaster of emotions and shows us what true faith really is.
I thought this cast was really well chosen and complimented each other very well. The acting didn’t feel forced and you really believed their story. Knowing that this was a true story made it even more meaningful. Kj Apa did an amazing job playing Jeremy Camp and Britt Robertson really gave it her all with Mellissa’s character.
The songs that were chosen and the way they were played wasn’t over the top and I think even people who don’t know what their faith is will love this movie. (as long as you are okay with crying). This movie did a very good job with keeping you on the edge of your seat, not fully knowing what was going to happen.
This story brings you sadness, joy and hope. You want to believe everything is going to work out and that it will be a happily ever after but God doesn’t always work that way. It shows you that it’s okay to have questions, its okay to not know all the answers and its okay to be angry.
I still Believe doesn’t shy away from the hardships and wasn’t scared to show that it’s okay to move on. I really enjoyed this movie and the lesson it can teach you. Loss is tough, pain is tough to handle but it’s about not giving up, not giving into the pain. This movie, this true story is something I would recommend, even if you don’t have a religion.
I Still Believe Review at Theater with Standard Viewing
Screening Provided by Allied