Feb 16, 2016

"Indescribable" movie review





"Amidst the uncertainties of WWI, Pastor Lehman begins to write a song about the love of God. When he gets stuck on the third verse, Blynn comes to the rescue by laying out a strategy to help Papa write the song."

Negative Elements:

The only thing that I did not like about the movie was the amateur acting. It could have been better. However, the story really made up for the lack of professional acting. 


My Review:

Indescribable is the convicting story about how Fredrick M. Lehman wrote his beautiful, Christian hymn, "The Love of God." (I am not 100% that this is a true story or not however) I loved how the story was portrayed. It was a well done, impacting movie with no negative elements noticed. I liked how it explained the verse "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind" in a practical way. Indescribable showed how that is possible to live out in your real life. It answered questions like "How can I love God when I have never seen Him?" It showed that even if we don't know God's plan, His ways are still best. The ending was perfect!

I enjoyed the movie and left feeling like it was not just a "feel good" Christian movie. It was very impacting.


Other Notes:

We watched this movie through Amazon Instant Video for free! If you are a member of Amazon Prime, you may be able to do the same! =)

Lastly, I am going to include the hymn that this story was based off of, because it is so beautiful and honoring to God! (note: Lehmen did not write the last verse. This is explained in the movie.)



The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin. 

Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song. 

When hoary time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song. 

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.


Have you seen "Indescribable" or any other movie based upon a hymn? Comment below!

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great movie! We'll have to get it. ( : I love your idea of movie reviews!

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    1. Thank you Hannah! The movie is free on Amazon Prime, if your family has that. =) We enjoyed it!!

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  2. I am definitely going to try and watch this! Looks great, thanks so much for the review!! Amazing Grace is a good movie; it's about a man working to abolish slavery in Britain, and it also tells the story of John Newton, and what led him to write Amazing Grace. :)

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    1. I hope you are able to watch it, Julia! Our family was able to watch Amazing Grace a month ago, and we enjoyed it as well! It is an amazing story, and a good one to remember.

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    2. I hope to get this movie from our library. I love the song, and it will be interesting to learn the background behind it. Thanks for the review!

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    3. Thanks for commenting GreatBooksForGodsGirls! I hope you enjoy the movie! My family did. =)

      I checked out your blog! I love that it is so unique in that it has Christian-based book reviews. SO HELPFUL for Christian readers! I might need to save the link for future use. ;) Thank you for helping Christian girls further their Christian walk!

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  3. Oh my googness!! Thanks for doing a review on this movie.

    You might not believe me but I'm actually in this movie!! I played the part of Wilma about 5 years ago!! I'm the girl on the front cover in the green dress. ;)

    - Lilly Shyree (alillyingodsgarden.blogspot.com)

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    1. That is so cool, Lilly!! This was a great movie...I really liked it. I'll have to watch it again and note the little girl in the green dress. ;) Thank you for sharing! Have you been in other movies as well?

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    2. Actually I have not! I wish I could have for opportunity for acting! :( But the Lord hasn't brought any more opportunities up.

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    3. I suppose that's not where God has put you at the moment then. =) It's interesting how He opens up doors and closes them later. It shows that He knows what we need and when we need it! =) I'm sure acting in Indescribable was a great experience for you!

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