I Still Believe Parent Guide
A squeaky clean love story that gives audiences the chance to contemplate their own thoughts about love, life, sickness, miracles, and tragedy.
Parent Movie Review
When Jeremy Camp (K.J. Apa) heads off to college, he packs along his hopes and dreams, his parents’ (Gary Sinise, Shania Twain) best wishes and a brand-new guitar. While at school, the freshman goes to a concert featuring one of his favorite Christian groups (The Kry). This event, and a couple of the people he meets that night, change his life forever.
The first is Jean-Luc (played by Nathan Parsons), the band’s lead singer. Taking Jeremy under his wing, he shares his approach to songwriting, and encourages the aspiring musician to dig deep into his soul and share the truth he finds. The generous artist also helps Jeremy put together a demo tape.
The second is a beautiful girl in the audience who catches Jeremy’s attention. Introducing himself to Melissa (Britt Robertson) at the end of the performance, he makes a point of bumping into the fellow student on future occasions. Eventually, despite some complications, the pair begin to date.
It seems God is smiling on Jeremy’s career and love-life until…
Based on a true story, this religious movie follows the trial of faith faced by Jeremy and Melissa when a health crisis threatens to take away all of life’s best rewards. If you have seen the movie’s trailer, you will have a good idea of where this journey is headed. And you will have a decent notion of where it ends if you are familiar with Jeremy Camp’s hit song “I Still Believe”.
The predictability of the tale is the film’s biggest flaw. But that isn’t reason enough to pass it by. With few content concerns for tweens, teens and adults, the screenplay provides an opportunity to contemplate your own thoughts about life, death, health, sickness, miracles and tragedies. Coming from a Christian faith perspective, Jeremy and Melissa’s experience addresses some of life’s hard questions and makes a heartfelt effort to offer solace to others who are treading similarly difficult paths.Directed by Andrew & Jon Erwin. Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, and Gary Sinise. Running time: 115 minutes. Theatrical release March 13, 2020. Updated March 14, 2020
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Rating & Content Info
Why is I Still Believe rated PG? I Still Believe is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic material
Violence: Siblings pester one another. Characters lie in order to meet a celebrity and to try to protect another’s feelings. A character’s life is threatened by cancer. Characters, angry from grief and life’s injustices, lash out and break things. A sick character coughs up blood (briefly shown).
Sexual Content: Couples kiss. A married couple are shown in bed together.
Profanity: None noted.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Medical procedures and drug administration are portrayed.
Page last updated March 14, 2020
I Still Believe Parents' Guide
Melissa faces a difficult health challenge. Why do you think Jeremy choses to face it with her? Although both of them profess to have faith in God, does this trial make them ask questions? What experiences increase their faith? What experiences diminish it?
If you had a loved one facing a similar situation, what would you do? (Or, what did you do?) Is any of the council shared in the film helpful to you? If life’s hardest questions appear to have no answers, how do you deal with the unknown?
Learn more about Jeremy Camp: https://www.jeremycamp.com/about
Listen to the song: “I Still Believe”:
Meet The Kry, the Christian Rock band that are depicted as inspiring Jeremy Camp’s career: https://www.newreleasetoday.com/artistdetail.php?artist_id=417