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 There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God.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.
About the movie:
DVD Releases on June 16, 2015
115 minutes // Genre: Drama // Rating PG-13
My take on this movie. I honestly thought it would another trite Christian movie where everything was perfect and the Christian was bland. We all know that the Christian life is hard and can get messy sometimes. We all make mistakes and how we handle them says more about us than always doing the right thing.
So, when we popped this movie in I was not expecting what we saw. The movie is centered around Clay and how he is handling his past mistakes.They aren't brushed over and they aren't made light of because of his faith. He has consequences and those affect others around him. His love interest has a past as well and she has to come to terms with them in light of her growing relationship with Clay.
I don't want to give anything away; but, the grittiness of this movie surprised me. The characters are real with real problems dealing with them in a real way. Did I use the word real enough? We were honestly surprised by the honesty in this movie. It was very enjoyable and one I want my daughters to watch. The lessons learned on dating/courting, male/female relationships, and mistakes in our youth are invaluable.
I recommend this movie to all young people and their parents as a great way to get conversations going.
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