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Old Fashioned Movie Review

OFDVD_300x250bannerEver since a friend from church told me about “Old Fashioned” the new movie that came out in theaters in February, I have been dying to see it. I practically had the trailer memorized having watched it so many times, and last night, I finally got to watch it! Below, you’ll find Paul and I’s review, but first, I wanted to share a bit about this movie with you. (FYI – it came out on DVD today!)

About Old Fashioned

A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America. 

Our Review

We watched this movie last night as a family. My mom is here visiting, so she watched it with us. While this movie is rated PG-13, it was portrait as a good old-fashioned romance. Before I get to my thoughts on the movie, let me share some of the other comments it received:

“Slow-paced, but in a good way.” (My mom)

“Really good.” (Our 12-year old son who didn’t understand a lot of what was going on)

“I LOVED IT!!! I probably watch it a second time in the morning.” (The friend who originally told me about it)

And Paul was excited to see how they tied everything together, and said they exceeded his expectations.

So what did I think?

I’m still sorting through my thoughts on this. I don’t think this is a very good family film as it’s really geared more towards young adults. Originally I wanted to pass it on to my mother-in-law, but after watching it I wasn’t sure that was such a good idea, however my friend is going to buy her own copy to watch with her young adult children.

In My Own Words

Old Fashioned is a film about a man committed to Christ, and a woman running from life.

While Clay Walsh struggles to live-out his commitment, he thinks he is unworthy because of his past. In the midst of his struggle, Amber rents the apartment above his shop and does everything in her power to test his convictions. Somehow he finds that endearing and falls in love with her. Obviously, he also found it a bit disconcerting, but puts the blame on himself instead of her.

Amber admires Clay’s old-fashioned ways. Even if her friends think he’s a whack job. Clay’s friends have issues of their own, but encourage his relationship with Amber.

While I know strippers, pornography, and discussing sexual parters is part of modern day, I didn’t expect them to be so prevalent in this old-fashioned movie. While it doesn’t show anything inappropriate, there is a ton of sex talk, and a lot of other innuendo and such that is implied. Had I realized how much of that was in the film, I would not have chosen it for a family film, but all of that was left out of the trailer, blurb, etc.

But don’t take my word for it, you can watch the trailer for yourself below, and pick up your copy of this DVD from PureFlix or Amazon. As I said, I am the only one who didn’t think this movie was outstanding. 4 out of 5 loved it.

Full Disclosure: I received a free copy of this DVD from Propeller Consulting LLC in exchange for posting an honest review.

 

 

{DVD Review and Giveaway} The Identical

The IdenticalLast weekend, Paul and I had the opportunity to review, “The Identical.” We LOVED this movie!!! It came across like it was based on a true story, but it was entirely fictional. If I had to describe it, I would say it was almost like a “What if?” story. What if Elvis had a twin brother, and nobody knew? What if that brother was adopted by a preacher, but still had a heart for music? What you get is one amazing movie.

Elvis was before my time, but everyone knows who he is. I can’t tell you how much of this story is true to the real Elvis, but it honestly doesn’t matter to me. And I didn’t really get the redemptive story line described in the actual movie description (below). In fact, this was mainly a Christian movie because of the Christian characters. There wasn’t anything really spiritual about it in my opinion, but it was still a good film and we would highly recommend it.

But don’t take our word for it, check out the trailer and enter to win the giveaway below:

More about the movie:

The Identical, starring Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green, and Blake Rayne is a redemptive movie about a young man, the son of a preacher, who rejects his father’s desire for him to join the ministry and instead embarks on a career as a rock singer. As he struggles to pursue his dream and rise to stardom, he finds love, pain, success, failure and ultimately uncovers a hidden family secret that reveals who he really us. The Identical is a captivating story about a family restored and a life discovered that lifts your soul and warms your heart.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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