Sunday, January 28, 2018

What I'm Watching This February Instead of Fifty Shades Freed 💏

With the enormous popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey films, I thought that I would recommend an alternative that Christians can watch this Valentine's season. I've watched this film numerous times; I love it so dearly. And it speaks depth and grace to the heart. The film? :-) ~~

Oh, how I love this film! It is beautiful, poignant, romantic without being overly sappy, deeply engaging and fun to watch. Old Fashioned is refreshing and real and sweet. And it is a film that touches the soul rather than just the emotions, which I believe is so important.  

Instead of drowning our souls in the filth that Hollywood tries to feed us, why not watch things that edify and encourage us in our faith~to walk closer to the Lord Jesus Christ in our relationships and to honor His name in all that we do?

So don't slink into a dark cinema this February and pour pollution into your mind and heart~~ curl up on the couch with a cozy bowl of popcorn and some Reeses peanut butter cups (haha--my preference :-)), give your husband or wife a tender kiss, and feed your eternal soul with something good. 

Description of the film:

Clay Walsh is a "former frat boy" (from the back cover of the film) who has turned to Christ and forsaken his formerly-sinful lifestyle. He lives in a small midwestern town in the state of Ohio where he works in an antique shop restoring "old-fashioned" odds and ends. He holds high ideals for a flawless courtship, one in which he has pledged not to be alone in a room with a woman who is not his wife. As the film unfolds, the viewer learns that Clay still struggles with severe guilt over his past sins and is trying in his own strength to keep his high standards. Later, he embraces the grace of Christ over his past regrets and a beautiful transformation occurs in Clay's life. 

The main female character, Amber, is a fun-loving unbeliever who goes wherever the wind takes her, who has been hurt in past relationships, and who providentially ends up in Ohio, renting the small apartment above the building where Clay restores furniture.  She is mystified by Clay's gentlemanly behavior, sincerity, and high ideals, although she thinks him a "little odd." 

Clay and Amber slowly and sweetly, though sometimes painfully, fall in love with one another. Clay ultimately sheds his legalistic mindset toward romantic love while at the same time still maintaining his high standards and respect towards women. Amber, in my understanding, embraces Christ as her Savior toward the end of the film, realizing that "all things have been made new," (referencing her past sinful life of mistakes and broken relationships), and Clay and Amber become engaged in a very tender love scene (enter box of tissues and replay button ;-)).

Read my Review of Old Fashioned

Watch the Trailer

Find Old Fashioned on Amazon

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  1. I've never heard of this movie, so thank you for sharing it! I'm excited to watch it with my hubby soon. :)

  2. Wow, this sounds really good. Thanks for another great recommendation.

  3. Sounds like a great movie! I'll have to check it out :).

  4. It's so nice to have good, Christian movie recommendations - because they can be hard to find! Thank you Rebekah! I will be checking this one out.

  5. Thank you for offering a better alternative, Rebekah! I've gotten rather selective with what I feed my soul with so I'm really appreciate your thoughts on Old Fashioned. I'm pinning it now to spread the word as well.
    Blessings to you.

  6. I'm not a big movie watcher...I didn't even know there were MORE of those Fifty Shades movies. I tend to stay completely out of Hollywood. I love reading. But, once in a while, my husband and I will break out a Christian DVD or something. We do watch "In The Woods With Phil" on CRTV, which isn't really "entertainment", but we like it. Anyways, I will have to check out your suggestion. I gave up on Hollywood LONG ago.

  7. Thanks so much for your review! This is a blessing!

  8. Sounds lovely, Rebekah! Thanks for suggesting a great alternative, though I wouldn't darken the door of that other movie anyway! Ha! But it's always great to know about good Christian movies that can be the basis of a great date with our mates!

  9. Sounds like a movie I will be checking out. Thanks for the suggestion. This would be a great movie for my upcoming sister's trip in a few weeks.

  10. This sounds like a great movie! I've pinned it so I won't forget the title. Hope I can find it soon.

  11. I've not heard of this movie, so thank you for sharing about it.

  12. I've not heard of this movie either, but it sounds like one our family would enjoy! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday at!