Watching this movie was an emotional experience. I laughed and I cried. This story has a profound impact.
Joey and Rory Feek were a popular country music duo and peaking in fame when they decided to take a year off at the beginning of 2014. They knew they might lose their music career but were looking for something more important. Joey was pregnant so they went back to their farm an hour south of Nashville, simplifying their life. Rory felt that this was going to be a notable year so he began filming their experiences.
The story he documents is one of trial and faith. Joey opted for natural birth but then there were complications. Then came the diagnosis of Down Syndrome. A short time later Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer. In the midst of the current story Rory took us back to how they met, their marriage and their music career.
The impact of this film is great. It was a sobering experience to watch Joey as she persevered in the face of such adversity. That I was watching filmed events in their life rather than reading a book made the story that much more intense. I loved their music forming the movie's soundtrack. Joey singing hymns was especially moving.
I highly recommend this movie. Those who appreciate Kara Tippets' story will appreciate this one too. Be sure to have your tissues ready.
You can find additional information about the movie at http://tojoeywithlove.com. You can watch the movie trailer here.
Rory has been writing a blog for some time and you can follow it at http://thislifeilive.com.
The DVD will be available on December 20. You can find links to order the movie here.
I was given the opportunity to experience a complimentary advance screening of this movie through Icon Media. My comments are an independent and honest review.