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 There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God.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.
DVD Releases on June 16, 2015 | 115 minutes // Genre: Drama // Rating PG-13
My Thoughts – I am thoroughly impressed with the film Old Fashioned. It puts together romance and Christ centered dating perfectly. The film doesn’t sugar coat anything. These characters are real and have struggles in their lives just like you and me. Though the main focus is on the relationship between the male and female lead we still get to see deeply into where they are in their own journeys. We see outer influence, friends that don’t share the same thoughts and opinions, etc.
This film is my favorite romance movie to date! The story kept me fully engaged! I laughed. I cried. I could relate to some of the feelings and struggles in my own life at one point or another. I appreciate the strong emphasis on how dating should be and felt it was done very well. I feel that this movie is best suited for teens to adult. It’s a must see for those dating, in a relationship, or looking to start one. I highly recommend seeing and owning this one!
My Husband’s Thoughts: One thing that Old Fashioned does is stick to it’s purpose. While I tend to prefer more subtle themes, what I like about this movie is they state up front what it’s about, and they don’t deviate from it.
In the process, the characters are interesting, and the story is engaging the whole way through.
The characters have issues to overcome and challenges to face that are internal struggles.
I think that on the whole, everything works, the plot makes sense, and even though the theme is heavy, it’s dealt with in an engaging way, not just slapped on everywhere on top of the story.
Even though this follows many of the beats of a romantic comedy, I would not label it as such. It is however fun in parts just as it is serious in others.
-Look for a Giveaway for this Film and companion book and devotional on my blog within the next week or two-
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Hi, my name is Erin. I reside in Pacific Northwest with my family of five.