Movie Review: Old Fashioned

Writer: Rik Swartzwelder

Director: Rik Swartzwelder

Producer: Dave DeBorde, Nini Hadjis, Nathan Nazario, Rik Swartzwelder

This movie aired in June of this year (2015). I’ve wanted to see it for some time now and finally had the chance and the time to check it out. It’s a nice movie. A man who as a past that he is regretful and ashamed of, changes and becomes a man who is respectable and holds a standard that seems to so high – perhaps one can only have it through passion. A woman who in the end learns how to deal with life’s messes and not run away once she’s secured enough to fill her gas tank and drive to, “wherever the wind blows.”

The acting is believable to me, and I was not disappointed by the storyline. If you don’t like Christian films because they tend to be “low-budget,” give this movie a try… It’s realistic, it’s possible (I believe), and it’s sweet. May I add romantic to the list? Just don’t get upset if your story isn’t scripted like this one. And who doesn’t want something like this?

Being a Christian female, I have searched the internet for answers, and ways of doing things regarding dating and being in a romantic relationship and being a wife & mother way, before I was even in a relationship. This movie captures the idea of dating that I’ve read about. In example: maintaining purity, dating with the intent of getting married, respecting each other in such a way that would not cause their future spouse to cringe…

Being in a relationship now…well, I can say, no matter how hard we try to be perfect, pure and do things in a calculated fashion with this it’s complicated…What is the perfect way? To love as Christ did – sacrificially…

But without sin, without falling short, without getting it wrong and messing up, how would we know the grace and forgiveness of God? How would we know His love? And how would we know how to truly forgive others the way God forgives?

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