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Believer (2018)

TV-14 | | Documentary, Music | 25 June 2018 (USA)
Imagine Dragons' Mormon front man Dan Reynolds is taking on a new mission to explore how the Church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate amongst teens in the state of Utah... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds ... Himself
Aja Volkman Aja Volkman ... Herself
Ben McKee Ben McKee ... Himself
Daniel Platzman ... Himself
Wayne Sermon Wayne Sermon ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tyler Glenn ... Himself
Savannah Skyler Savannah Skyler ... Herself (as Savannah)
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Imagine Dragons' Mormon front man Dan Reynolds is taking on a new mission to explore how the Church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate amongst teens in the state of Utah, his concern with the Church's policies sends him on an unexpected path for acceptance and change.

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25 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Believer (Imagine Dragons) See more »

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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Dan Reynolds shot for the moon in sending an email to Hans Zimmer, asking if he would be interested in writing the film's score. After watching the documentary, Zimmer agreed to score the film. See more »

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Referenced in Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Julie Bowen #2 (2019) See more »

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I felt cheated by this.
27 February 2018 | by emmadragon-25042See all my reviews

I caught this at Sundance and was initially moved by the sentiments of the film, Dan's openness, and the idea that he could be such a voice for change in an isolated community. However, I then heard the filmmakers speak and even got a chance to talk to one of them myself and learned that this wasn't the movie they set out to make and felt like I was witnessing a fraud.

They intended to make a movie about Dan's depression and fame but ended up guiding the picture to become what I assume they believed would be a film that would sell and gain awards.

I gave this 3 stars because I honestly believe in the message of the movie, but to later learn that it was funded by LiveNation I can only assume it was intended to help promote their band and make a mormon follower seem more likable to the mainstream.

After watching the film, I learned that Dan was now appearing in anti-smoking ads too. I think he is just attempting to retain popularity through social righteousness and anyone and everyone is piggy packing along for the ride. He seems like a good person and I wish him the best, but this film makes me feel cheated.

Love one another, and realize what you're watching when you see this picture.


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