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Old Fashioned values . . . those are hard to come by these days. And, as the parent of three children, I’d like to think it still possible to instill old fashioned values in my children. When I heard there was a movie called “Old Fashioned” I was intrigued.
About the Movie
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 There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God.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.
Watch the Trailer:
Heidi Says. . .
This movie wasn’t really what I expected. While it is certainly a story of having old fashioned values, in my opinion it was more a story of redemption. God forgives us for our past sins; but so often we do not forgive ourselves. We continue to torture ourselves and find it difficult to have a good time, to move on with our lives, or to make connections. To me, that’s what this movie was about.
Clay’s old fashioned values came about because of things he had done in his past that he couldn’t put behind him. He was living a very sheltered life, not allowing himself to have any fun for fear of falling into old traps, etc.
Of course, in the end, he realized what was going on and that God had forgiven him – he just needed to forgive himself.
I really enjoyed this movie and would definitely recommend it. While it may not be classified as “family friendly” due to some of the content, I think it’s fine for junior high and above. And a great reminder to all that it’s never too late to make changes in your life!
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Please stay tuned over the next few weeks. I’ll be reviewing both the novelization of this movie, as well as an accompanying devotional. We’ll have a great giveaway too!
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