Main Plot Points:
- Sam (Alex Russell) stands on stage as thousands of fans go wild. Smart, charismatic, handsome, he moves them with his message, and when he calls for donations to his charity, the money pours in. Only thing is, Sam doesn’t believe a word he’s saying. Just months earlier, Sam was a typical college senior focused on keg stands, hookups and graduation.
- But when a surprise tuition bill threatens his dream of law school and leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, he s forced to think outside the box. Convincing his three roommates they can make a killing exploiting the gullible church crowd, the guys start a sham charity and begin campaigning across the country, raising funds for a cause as fake as their message. For Sam, embezzling money is easy compared to getting attention from the person he cares about the most.
- When Callie (Johanna Braddy), the tour manager and Sam’s love interest, finally uncovers the guys’ ruse, it’s Sam’s moment of truth. On the final night of the tour, before a packed auditorium but alone in the spotlight, it’s time for Sam to decide what he really believes.
What We Thought:
- Believe Me is a Christian film that wants to hide the fact that it’s a Christian film.
- Ok maybe it’s not hiding it because they talk about God the entire film, but I was expecting a bit more raunchiness and partying than I got.
- If you’ve ever seen a movie before, you know what’s going to happen. You know there will be some crisis of faith (pun intended) and something will happen to change how everyone feels.
- That’s my biggest complaint, you know the whole scheme will come crashing down at one point so you sit there expecting it. It comes and nothing really comes from it. You get some message, but you don’t see what truly happens to them for their poor decisions.
- That’s another complaint, the ending. There isn’t one. Nothing gets wrapped up, nothing is really explained.
- Plus it’s one of those movies where they paid a famous person a day’s worth of rate and put his name and picture on the artwork. Yeah I’m talking about Nick Offerman. I’m a huge Offerman fan, he’s in this for a scene. Don’t mean to spoil that, but most people will see his name/face and watch it because of him.
- I might be crushing Believe Me more than I should because it’s not a completely unwatchable film. I didn’t like it at all. I didn’t find it funny or entertaining and the lack of ending royally pissed me off. I’ve seen far, far worse, but, I don’t know, something about it got under my skin. Whether it was the lack of Offerman or the overall religious message, it didn’t work for me.
- Deleted Scenes
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Nick Offerman (for a scene)
- Christopher McDonald
- Zachary Knighton
Recommended if You Like:
- Christian Films
- Message Movies