Movie Recommendation_ Old Fashioned

I admit it. I am a sucker for a good romantic movie.

Sleepless in Seattle, The Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, Jerry Maguire, Dirty Dancing, An Affair to Remember…

I have a strong feeling Old Fashioned is destined to become another classic love story that will stand the test of time.

However Old Fashioned is not your typical love story. There’s the typical boy meets girl, but both have some baggage and hurt to work through. It’s a sometimes-gritty, realistic look at the struggles facing men and women today.

FACT - Clay Walsh, Old Fashioned

Clay Walsh, a former frat boy has given 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 There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God.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.

You will laugh. You may cry. You’ll smile. And you’ll want to have a cup of tea with great aunt Zella…

Check out this promo of the movie and you’ll see what I mean.

May I suggest you watch Old Fashioned:

  • With a group of girlfriends
  • As an evening activity during your next women’s ministry retreat
  • At a women’s ministry fellowship
  • With your small group
  • As a family with your teenagers (see caution below)
  • With your spouse or significant other
  • At your church’s date night or Sweetheart Banquet

There are downloadable posters, information on church licenses, and more on the Old Fashioned website.

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I don’t want to give too much away, if you haven’t already seen it. But let me issue a mild warning. It is a PG-13 movie. There’s one character in particular that is rather abrasive and while his comments are crude, the characters avoid using any swear words. There is brief talk about the main characters’ sexual pasts and there is some drinking and partying. That being said, Old Fashioned lends itself to some serious discussions about dating and relationships for teens and adults. If you feel you need more details before making a decision for your church or family, I suggest you read the review at Plugged In’s website.

Old Fashioned is available starting TODAY, June 16, 2015 on DVD. I encourage you to pick up a copy and share it!

Disclaimer: Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for coordinating this review. The 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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