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I have been wanting to watch a new faith based movie so when FlyBy Promotions asked if I would review this movie, I jumped at the chance. When I first heard about the movie, I thought it would be more for teens or those who are not married yet. I was completely wrong. Though Old Fashioned practices courting, the real message is God’s forgiveness and the practice of forgiving ourselves. There will be no spoilers in my review.
Old Fashioned Movie Review
Clay, the main character had a past that was not all that good. Something happened and he made a change. He still hung around the same friends that he had when he was making the bad choices. Now they ridiculed him and thought he was weird for choosing to live a life that was pure.
Amber also had a past though she didn’t see the problem with it. When problems happen she makes a run for it. Elizabeth Roberts, who plays Amber, reminds me of Anne Hathaway, who is one of my favorite actresses. Amber rents an apartment from Clay and that is where their story begins.
The movie starts off slow, a little too slow in my opinion but all of that is forgotten once Clay’s character is developed more and you realize what the message of the movie is- FORGIVENESS and GRACE. Clay felt he was unworthy, unforgivable because of all the things he did in his past. He says one of his favorite verses is 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!.” I really don’t think he grasps it though as least not in the beginning.
His story reminds me of my husband. Not his ability to forgive and let himself be forgiven, but mine. Do I really believe 2 Corinthians 5:17? I do in my mind, I need to believe in my heart and actions. My husband has told me his pornography addiction is much better and I do believe him, now I need to believe in my heart and see him as a new creature and not as the man he used to be. Clay needed to see himself as the man he now is, not the man who he was.
The love story between Clay and Amber is very beautiful and I give the movie 5/5 stars.
The DVD Old Fashioned releases on June 16th, 2015. Get it from Amazon or Family Christian.