10-year-old Bart Millard lives with his mother and abusive father Arthur in Texas. One day his mother drops him off at a Christian camp where he meets Shannon. Upon his return from camp, Bart finds his mother has left and movers are removing her belongings. He angrily confronts his father, who denies that his abusiveness was the reason she left. Years later, in high school, Bart and Shannon are dating. Bart plays football to please his father, but is injured, breaking both ankles and ending his career. The only elective with openings is music class, so he reluctantly signs up..
The hospital scenes were filmed at Oklahoma City Community College in the nursing lab. See more »
Young Bart is handed the U2 album The Joshua Tree (1987) in 1985. See more »
Let me ask you something Bart, what are you running from?
My dad. He, uh, he...
...he beat you, didn't he? Ya ain't got no poker face kid.
I carry that. I have to live with that, you know. I always will.
Then write about it. Stop running from it. Let that pain become your inspiration.
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I enjoy a wide range of movie genres. I don't seek out Christian movies in particular. I knew from the trailer the basic premise of this film, however nothing more. I knew it would be a tear jerker, but it has much more substance and is a good film on its own merits. Good performances, Denis Quaid did a very good job. It's sad that Hollywood would not even take this film seriously because, well I'll digress, someone would take offense or argue about my because opinions and I'm not a keyboard warrior. It's worth seeing in the theater, just take a Kleenex or 12.
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