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Old Fashioned DVD Review

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.

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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 There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God.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 “oldfashioned” and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America.

My Thoughts.

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.

You can purchased the film here.  You can also visit on Facebook, on Twitter @OldFashionedVow or find out more about the film on the official website.

Coming soon.

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.

I will also be having a prize package giveaway for all three items.

*Disclosure: I received copies of all three products in order to write my honest review. I was not compensated in any way.  All opinions expressed are my own.

What are your thoughts on relationships the old fashioned way?

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4 Comments

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser
    June 16, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Approaching romantic relationships the old-fashioned way is a great idea, and I think chivalry will never really be out of style.

    However, a caveat – it’s too easy (for me, at least) to focus on the principles rather than the people, and to reject the new style of relationships…and allow that rejection to colour my feelings toward those involved.

    A salient example is what’s come to be known as the Greatest Generation…the men and women who fought WW2, and who were perhaps the last full generation to embody, as a large group, the values to which I am drawn.

    But the thing is, they weren’t the Greatest Generation. They weren’t ‘better’ than the young men and women who went to Viet Nam, or Iraq, or Afghanistan. Our young people may feel differently about relationships, but in what really counts…devotion to their comrades, and their willingness to face hardship and possible death to keep the lights of freedom burning…they’re no different from their grandfathers. The marines who faced down the fedayeen in Fallujah could have been transported back in time to Peleliu, and they would have stood to their guns with the same level of honour and devotion.
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    Nicki Schroeder
    June 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Well Miss Barbie I consider myself someone up on the latest Christian flicks and I never heard of this. 🙂 LOVE the trailer and am going to see if I can get my hands on a copy! Thanks for sharing. Why is it seriously hard to find good, clean movies these days? so frustrating!
    Nicki Schroeder recently posted..Let Your Inner Beauty Shine!

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      Barbie
      June 16, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Don’t forget I am having a giveaway at the end of the month! Thanks for stopping by Nicki. It really is a great film.

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    Shannan Williams
    June 17, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I read and reviewed the book as part of Tyndale’s blogging program and I just loved it to pieces. It was one of those books that I couldn’t put down. I need to see the movie. I hope the movie is as good as the book.
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