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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Movie: No Greater Love

There’s no greater love than the one we can express to others when we have God’s Spirit living in us. When we live through the guidance of God’s Spirit we are able to love God’s way — unconditionally. Sometimes, loving certain people (you know who they are in your life) may be hard but the best part about it is that we’ll be glorifying God by doing so. Plus, we have the chance to bear the fruit of love (fruits of the Holy Spirit love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness) in our life and in the life of other people.

This movie, which is available on itbn.org (for free), is about…healing and forgiveness, and of course love within a marriage. It was released in 2009 and the director is Brad J. Silverman. Lead actors include Anthony Tyler Quinn and Danielle Bisutti. Romance, drama, forgiveness and reconciliation are a few themes within the movie. Here is the official movie page for No Greater Love.

Multiple Movie Review and Suggestions

Hello 🙂

Okay. So I know I have not posted much in the last few weeks, and I do feel a little guilty about it but I’m back! Lately, during my free time I’ve been watching movies that are mostly on DVD. Some of the movies are recent and others are a few years old but they are still fantastic movies, which is why I’m writing this post!

Most movies are rooted in faith in God. Although that is just one subject, I think you’ll be surprised to find out that even though the common factors for these movies are Faith/belief in God and morals, they each have inspiration, encouragement, and the storylines vary, which makes watching these movies all the better. I hope you enjoy this movie review and hopefully, if you haven’t watched them already, you’ll get a chance to chill out and have a movie night with some friends and family! 😀   Also, if you’ve seen these movies advertised else where and you didn’t think it was interesting, just try it once. There are movies below that I thought would be boring just from the look of it but they were actually worth watching. I guess it would be good to say, “Don’t to judge a movie by its cover.” 😉

These movies are in no specific order. My own personal ratings and comments are in green.

 

Fly Wheel (3.5 Star!)

Tagline: In every mans life there is a turning point. Year: 2003, Time: Approx. 120 min.  Director: Alex Kendrick. Writers: Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick.

 Fireproof (4.5 Star!)

 Tagline: Never leave your partner behind. Year: 2008, Director: Alex Kendrick, Writers: Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick. Time:  Approx. 122 min.

Facing the Giants (5 Star!) 

 Tagline: With God, all things are possible… Never give up. Never back down. Never lose faith. Year: 2006, Director: Alex Kendrick Writers: Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick, Time: Approx. 111 min.

Soul Surfer (5 Star!) 

Tagline: When you come back from a loss, beat the odds, and never say never, you find a champion. (I think the tagline could have been better. It just seems too long.) Year: 2011, Director: Sean McNamara Writers: Sean McNamara, Bethany Hamilton(Book), and other writers (Too many to type in.) Time: Approx. 1o6 min.

Time Changer (5 Star!)

 Tagline: What if you could see the future impact of you beliefs? One man will. Year: 2002, Director: Rich Christiano  Writers: Rich Christiano. Time: Approx. 95 min.

Preacher’s Kid (4 Star!)

 Year: 2010, Director: Stan Foster. Writer: Stan Foster. Time:Approx. 110 min. PG-13 

Blessed & Cursed (3 Star!)

Tagline: Pain.Deciet.Triumph. Year: 2010 Director: Joel Kapity. (This movie had more potential, but I guess the director or the writer couldn’t see that. I still recommend watching it. Buying the DVD is all up to you.-same goes for Preacher’s Kid[above])

Love Comes Softly (4 Star!)

Tagline: Marriage was the deal. Love was the surprise. (I like this tagline. 🙂 ) Year: 2003 Director: Michael Landon Jr. Writers: Cindy Kelley and two others. Time: Approx. 84 min.

Faith Like Potatoes (4 Star!)

Tagline: When There’s Love, There’s Hope.  Year: 2006 Director: Regardt van den Bergh. Writers: Regardt van den Bergh, Angus Buchan(Book). Time: Approx. 116 min.

The Secrets of Johnathan Sperry (4 Star!)

 Tagline: What he teaches them…will last forever. Year: 2008 Director: Rich Christiano. Writers: Rich Christiano, Dave Christiano. Time: Approx. 96 min.

Though None Go With Me (3.5 Star!)

 Year: 2006 Director: Armand Mastroianni. Writers: Pamela Wallace, Jerry B.Jenkins (novel). Time: Approx. 100 min.

The Ultimate Gift (5 Star!)

Tagline: A life experience becomes a gift. Year: 2006 Director: Michael O. Sajbel  Writers: Cheryl McKay, Jim Stovall(Book)  Time: Approx. 114 min.

The Second Chance (5 Star!)

Tagline: Same faith. Same city. Different worlds.  Year: 2006  Director: Steve Taylor Writers: Chip Arnold, Henry O. Arnold  Time: Approx.102  min.

For more information on these movies you can Google the movie titles.

These are the most recent movies I’ve seen on DVD. Not all of them are my favorites but some of the are. Feel free to leave a comment or share your own opinion.

♥God

– TC