The Jesus Music: Holy Trilogy of Tears

At one point while watching The Jesus Music at AMC Sarasota, I thought, very un-Christian-like, “who are the dicks on Rotten Tomatoes who didn’t like this?” but then…the movie keeps going and going. Then I had to reverse track and say, I’m one of those dicks.
I was moved to tears three times, once regarding the power of singing in unison after 9/11, once about a man’s shame about his alcohol abuse, and last about a Christian singer losing his son to drug abuse.
Unfortunately, these beautiful moments get buried in the woke movement of including everyone (and I almost mean EVERYONE in the WORLD) who sings contemporary Jesus, Contemporary Christian or Worship-name your genre du jour.
Hence, my script doctor scalpel comes out: chop the first 8 minutes where you tell me what you’re going tell me, the end 8 minutes where you review your objective (it was clearly obvious), reduce the number of folks you pile on and add more music, as in at least half a song (say three, since that’s a magic Christian number and good ol’ writers’ rule.
Worth seeing for its poignancy, but be prepared to get ansty.

By Goldie

Aspiring writer who has retired from the institution of education. I've written plays, three of which have been performed both in Rochester NY and here in Sarasota FL. I also write stand up and obviously, film critique. My comment section does not work, so please email me your comments at

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