The Old Fashioned Movie -My Review
“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 There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God.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”
Being in chronic pain I use movies, music, and books as a distraction to help cope with the pain. I was excited I had this opportunity to review the Old Fashioned movie. As a blogger, I was given this product for sharing the post below. ALL opinions are my own. -Elizabeth
Here’s what I thought:
I thought this was a great movie with good intentions. With all the controversy that came with 50 shades of Grey, and then these movies coming out at similar times. I will tell you, these movies are complete opposites. I ended up watching them a day a part. While 50 shades of Grey centers on desires, no commitment, and heated passion. With Mr. Grey basically decides he will only be happy if he has total control by making a woman his sex slave. Old Fashioned bases itself on morals, standards, seeking out a life long partner and ultimately marriage. With Clay being a man with a past, who wants to show value and respect towards women.
I thought Old Fashioned was a very good movie, although it seemed slow at times. The only reason I thought it was slow at times is because our generation is use to blood, guts, and gore. Usually something terrible happens and leaves us on the edge of our seat. This movie is about Clay honoring the limitations he has set towards dating and women. He is by no means perfect and had a sinful past which he struggles to forgive himself for. This movie reminds us that no matter what we do in our lives there is a chance of redemption and ultimately God forgives us even when we hang on to our mistakes.
Amber’s character is very easy to fall in love with, her carefree outlook reminds me not to be so uptight all the time and to laugh at the little things. Although she also had a very hard past. These two characters complement each other well.
I thought this was a love story for all ages. Although, I would highly recommend this movie to teenagers and young adults, while they ultimately are in the dating scene. Learning and deciding what they want in and out of a relationship. Our society has shown even through advertising that sex sells. Daters have the battle of thinking sex is not that big of a deal and thinking that will be the only thing that will make their relationship closer. Feeling if they choose to say no, they may end up being alone. This movie shows there is so much more a relationship can offer and I love Amber’s idea of the dating box. I want to make one for my husband. 🙂
I don’t want to give too much of the movie away, it comes out on DVD June 16th. I will be reviewing the Old Fashioned novel and devotional next. I am super excited because at that time I will be offering a giveaway for a new set which includes the Old Fashioned movie, novel, and devotional. Details to follow. 🙂
Here is a sneak peek of the movie:
If you like what you see you can purchase it here: http://pureflix.christianbook.com/old-fashioned/pd/033610?event=DVDs||
Pictures courtesy of the official website: www.oldfashionedmovie.com
Did you see the Old Fashioned movie when it was in theaters? What did you think?