Title: I still believe
Actors: K.J. Apa, Britt Robertson, Nathan Parsons
Director: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Writers: Jeremy Camp, Jon Erwin
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
My Rating: 8.5/10
I still believe
Jeremy Camp is going to the Calvary Chapel College, where he meets Jean-Luc. Jean-Luc is another artist and he gives Jeremy some musical advice. But then Jeremy meets Melissa, who is also a friend of Jean-Luc. And they fall in love with each other pretty fast. After a fight, Jeremy goes to his parents. But not much later Jean-Luc calls him because Melissa is very sick. It turns out that she has cancer.
I remember at the end of 2020, I wanted to see this movie at the cinema. But not much later, the government closed the cinemas because of the coronavirus. But last week, I suddenly noticed that this movie was on Netflix (in the Netherlands). Last Friday night, which is my movie night, I decided to watch it. I have to say that I didn’t really know what this movie was about. I knew it was about an artist and he was in love with someone who had/has cancer. Okay, that is also basically what you need to know.
But I had no idea that this was also about God. I grew up in a Christian family but I have to say that I don’t see myself as a Christian. I don’t really believe in a God or something. I believe that there is something out there, but I just call it the Universe basically. Before I was into the Law of Attraction, I really thought that believing in God was boring and weird. But believing in the Law of Attraction is not very different, so I get why people believe in a God or Allah or something else.
Back to the movie, even though I am not a Christian I was touched by this story. This movie is based on a true story and follows Jeremy Camp and Melissa and Melissa gets cancer. But they never stop believing in God. And somehow that gave me goosebumps. It felt like I was a part of that community. This movie really touched me.
This movie is a great reminder that we all should be more grateful for everything we have. We never know when it is going to end
Can I also give Jean-Luc credits? He found out that Jeremy and Melissa were seeing each other, while he was in love with Melissa too. But instead of getting really angry and hitting Jeremy (what a lot of guys would do), he was very mature and a great friend.