Courting a Challenge at the Movies - Wordless Wednesday

Another indie Christian/faith-based film heads to movie theaters this Friday: Old Fashioned (PG-13) releases just in time for Valentine’s Day.  I admit, I have a love/hate relationship with Christian/faith-based films, since I've only seen a few with writing that didn't make me cringe or think, "tv film quality." --However, with time, I think the industry will grow and the writing and acting will catch up like their cinematography has begun to.  Ten years in the making, I'm particularly intrigued with Old Fashioned's synopsis:
"A former frat boy and a free-spirited woman together attempt the impossible: an 'old-fashioned' courtship in contemporary America." 
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 There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God.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 "old-fashioned" and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America. - See more at: http://www.oldfashionedmovie.com/synopsis#sthash.DPisKhNW.dpuf
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 There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God.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 "old-fashioned" and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America. - See more at: http://www.oldfashionedmovie.com/synopsis#sthash.16tho2qK.dpuf
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 "old-fashioned" and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America. - See more at: http://www.oldfashionedmovie.com/synopsis#sthash.16tho2qK.dpuf
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 "old-fashioned" and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America. - See more at: http://www.oldfashionedmovie.com/synopsis#sthash.16tho2qK.dpuf
In my circle of friends, we've talked about how our ideas and convictions about courtship and dating have changed since our teenage years and I've slowing been shifting my ideals from literally "true love waits" to something more like Phylicia Delta's (I highly recommend looking at her well-written blog).

Director Rik Swaltzwater purposefully delayed the film's release in order to open alongside with 50 Shades of Grey (the rated R film adaptation of E.L. Jame's erotica novel).  A brilliant marketing strategy on their part --it's definitely gotten them some national press.  So as not to leave out the other films coming out this week, I'll mention The Last Five Years (a PG-13 film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical) and Kingsman: The Secret Service (Colin Firth's R-rated spy comedy that is an adaptation of the comic book).  Anyway, for this week's Wordless Wednesday, check out Old Fashion's official trailer below:


                     Do you have a favorite "faith-based" film?  Will you be checking out any of these movies this week?
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2 comments:

  1. I am not much of a movie person. I find most movies insulting snd would rather just read a Christian book instead !

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    1. I can understand that --I hardly watch comedies anymore because most of them are R-rated and I don't care for that kind of content: it's not that "funny." I wish more people would make movies based on books --there are some great stories out there! =)

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