As a mom with teenagers, I am in constant prayer for my children, that they would set themselves apart and not be like the word, especially when it comes to dating, or not dating. When I was a young teen, I did not have Godly examples to follow when it came to relationships with the opposite sex and, well, needless to say my heart was broken into a million little pieces before I married.
When the opportunity came to review “Old Fashioned” I couldn’t pass it up. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the movie exceeded my expectations and I can honestly say it’s inspiring, heartwarming and just a good, old fashioned love story.
About the film.
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 There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God.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.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It gave a message of hope and redemption for those who had made mistakes in their past, as well as communicating the message that with God you can have the strength to stand firm in your beliefs, no matter the challenges you face. This really was a good, old fashioned love story.
You can view the trailer for the movie, which comes out today, June 16th, below.
At the end of June I will be reviewing two companion books that go along with the DVD:
Be sure to visit me at the end of June to find out my thoughts on the novelization and devotional that coincide with the film.