Christian rock's hottest band, Grand_design is heading to the top. Unfortunately, lead singer Johnny C (Kevin Max of dcTalk) is heading straight down. His wife and band mates (including Jeff Deyo, former lead singer of SONICFLOOd) find out that after singing about Jesus at concerts, he's living for himself off the stage.
Losing his family and fame sends him on a downward spiral. Stripped of all the accessories of stardom, Johnny C begins a journey back home to find out if his shattered marriage can be put back together. He's coached by his mentor Proff (played by Kerry Livgren of the band Kansas) and a crazy homeless man (Tom Wright of World Trade Center, Barbershop), but will it be enough and in time to turn his life around?
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21 members reviewed: The Imposter
- Mike H
I saw this movie when it was shown at some theaters in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. I thought the acting was pretty good and the story was believeable. Most Christian movies try to relay a good message based on the bible but it's hard to keep the audience's attention and the movies seem to end with the "perfect ending". This movie isn't like that in the fact that it is real life with people with real problems that don't get totally solved. It's a little edgy (like the movie "To Save A Life") with the drug and infidelity references but that happens in real life and I am sure it happens more in the Christian music scene than we know. The movie also includes a somewhat re-done version of a classic 1970s secular song "Carry on Wayward Son" which was written by one of these actors, Kerry Livgren and some great Christian rock music. The guy who plays Popeye is priceless and my favorite cuz he tells like it is to Johnny (Kevin Max). I recommend this to teens. (In fact, we took our church group to a showing and they repeatedly liked that it was like real life and not preachy).
- Gina F
Great movie. Been there and done that..don't ever want to go back. Without Jesus we are so lost and only HE can make us knew again. I would recommend this move. <>--
- Jim D
When first watching the Imposter film I was a little nervous after seeing the trailer as to what to expect. After all, we were going to show this for a movie night at our church. Although we are fortunate of having a church family that is made up of mostly active kingdom thinkers vs. ritualistic religion, I was still concerned that perhaps the film content may be a little more than they bargained for. I was pleasantly surprised. The film gives a feeling of quality right from the opening credits in the beginning. The music throughout was first class and flowed well. I especially like Kerry Livgren’s updated version of “Carry On Wayward Son”. It’s always better when the original artist is involved in updating a classic.
Although there were some rough spots at times (as did another faith based film I saw recently called “A Letter to Dad”), it was very acceptable for a church crowd. After all, doesn’t life throw us all some rough spots at times? This film does a great job at displaying some true realities in the church today including hypocrisies of those in power – from an evangelist to his son the Christian rock star! At the same time the film depicts true believers who want nothing more than to focus on following Jesus. I like it that Prof. uses the term “believer” in place of Christian in the film and even goes so far as to say that when the term Christian comes up, his response is “you mean a believer” ! We live in a day and age with so many Christian dominations and affiliations, that the term “Christian” is a loaded word which means a lot of different things to a lot of different people depending on their experiences. Unfortunately, many of them negative. I also like the mysterious homeless person who although has mental illness issues, has a gift of reading people and pointing out bluntly what he sees. No “Facing the Giants/Fireproof” ending here. Don’t get me wrong – I loved both of those films and found them very inspiring, but many times life doesn’t turn out that neatly. This film has what I would call a realistic yet satisfying ending & illustrates that just because we accept Christ doesn’t mean we can turn on our cruise control. Ultimately you leave this film with hope! I highly recommend this film and is a good film to show at church & start some good dialog from the ideas presented.
- Lisa B
I didn't really like this movie. It was good at first and I can imagine this happens more than we know BUT it ended without his outcome. It failed to show him really repenting. I guess you could just say it ended without an ending.
- Joyce L
Good movie, and more true to life than many happily-ever-after Christian movies. Left a lot to think about.