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Movie Review


The Imposter is a music video-laced tale of one man's uphill climb to faith. Kevin Max, formerly of dcTalk, stars as Johnny C., a guy who, on the surface, appears to have it all together. He has a beautiful wife and child, a big home, a fancy car and he's the lead singer for a popular Christian rock band.

But, in truth, the singer isn't what he appears to be. He drinks too much, he's addicted to pain pills and his repeated infidelities are driving a wedge between him and everyone he's ever cared for. When those narcissistic choices finally spiral out of control, Johnny is kicked out of his band, his wife leaves and the fortune quickly dies up. In time, the ex-rocker realizes that his former songs of hope and belief had no real substance in his life. And he begins a turbulent journey to try to restore his shattered marriage and somehow find a way to a genuine faith in God.

Like many Christian films, The Imposter stumbles a bit with a low-budget production feel and a number of soft spots in the script. But the movie makes solid statements about what a life in service to God really is. And it points to the fact that forgiveness doesn't always equal a storybook ending. Add in a very appealing Christian rock soundtrack, and the film's strengths quickly start outweighing its weaknesses.

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Kevin Max as Johnny C., Kerry Livgren as Proff; Jeff Deyo as James; Tom Wright as Popeye; Arianne Martin as Tara


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March 23, 2010

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