Is ‘Five More Minutes’ Based on a True Story from Real Life?

The new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie, “Five More Minutes,” was impressed by a real story. Although the characters themselves aren’t lifted from actual occasions, a real-life story and music did encourage the thought behind the film.

A Song Based on a Real-Life Loss Inspired the Movie

According to Hallmark’s synopsis, the film was certainly impressed by a music. The synopsis reads: “Inspired by Scotty McCreery’s music, ‘Five More Minutes,’ a girl’s Christmas want is answered in sudden methods when her late grandfather’s journal turns up and divulges an untold romance.”

You can watch McCreery’s music video for “Five More Minutes” under.

The music is about wanting 5 extra minutes for all these particular moments in life, figuring out how briskly time goes by. Here’s the refrain:

Time rolls by, the clock do not cease
I want I had just a few extra drops
Of the good things, the nice occasions
Oh, however they only carry on flyin’
Right on by, prefer it ain’t nothin’
I want I had me a, a pause button
Moments like these, Lord is aware of I’d hit it
And give myself 5 extra minutes

His final verse talks about his grandfather dying at 86 and the way he prayed that God would give him simply 5 extra minutes together with his grandpa.

McCreery informed The Boot that he wrote the lyrics to his music with Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell not lengthy after his grandfather died in 2015. The music was formally launched as a single in May 2017.

He informed The Boot:

I used to be simply form of speaking to him [Rogers] about Grandaddy, and [how] there have been just a few issues I wished to inform Grandaddy that I did not get an opportunity to. I used to be form of reminiscing on what we would do collectively: We’d golf collectively and swim collectively in his pool within the yard. Monty was the one who had the concept you simply want you might have 5 extra minutes with them; he had the thought for the music, and I mentioned, yeah, man, that is the title. We wrote the music round that — tried to make it fairly autobiographical and fairly relatable to the parents on the market.

The music is a tribute to his grandfather, Bill McCreery, News Observer reported. Scott McCreery self-released the music with no document label’s backing after he was dropped from Mercury Nashville in 2016. He later signed with Triple Tiger Records after the music did so effectively.

This is the place the music and the film overlap. DeLoach’s character, Clara, loses her grandfather within the film and is dealing with her first Christmas with out him, QC Life reported. She needs fervently for simply 5 extra minutes with him, identical to McCreery had wished after his personal grandfather died.

Nikki DeLoach Said the Movie Helped Her Find Hope in Her Own Grief

DeLoach informed QC in an interview that this film is about discovering hope inside loss and grief.

“I misplaced my dad in July,” DeLoach mentioned. “I knew this film was going to be actually exhausting for me to do. But I additionally knew that it could possibly be one thing that I may do to honor my father. And perhaps I may discover somewhat hope myself inside it, which I did. … It’s a tribute to my dad and to everybody on the market who’s misplaced somebody. And the one factor that you really want is simply 5 extra minutes with that individual, and the way you get that 5 extra minutes.”

She mentioned concerning the music: “I actually thought it was such a cool concept, to take a music — particularly a music like that, that is so significant and so particular — I simply love the truth that Scotty took his ache and put it someplace. It’s form of the identical factor that I wished to do making the film, was to take this ache of mine and to have this area to have the ability to place it…”

In an Instagram publish, DeLoach wrote: “In the depths of my very own grief over the lack of my dad, God introduced me this story, this character. And I used to be reminded, but once more, that I’m being carried and held. If writing a music may assist Scotty really feel nearer to his grandfather each time he carried out it, perhaps this film may assist me really feel like my dad is rarely distant too. What I would not give for five extra minutes with my dad. What all of us would not give for five extra minutes with our beloveds who we have misplaced.”

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