I’ve had the opportunity to see the new movie Blue Like Jazz twice now, once at a pre-release screening in March and again this past opening weekend. As anyone who’s followed me on Twitter or Facebook can attest, it’s pretty much been all I’ve talked about for the last month or so. I’ve tweeted, retweeted, and posted Facebook status updates galore. I’ve talked to friends, family members, and pastors at my church about it. I’ve blogged about it (multiple times). I even gave out Blue Like Jazz flyers and stickers at work. And my wife has been just as active, even going so far as to wear a promotional t-shirt for the movie for almost a week straight.
I want this movie to succeed, not just financially but succeed in getting the approval of Christians around the country. I want them to see what I did in it, what I saw in the book by Donald Miller, and what I’ve seen in other books he’s written. It’s important. But why?