I admit it, until this review came along I had never hear of the movie, Old Fashioned. However, reading the summary of this one, I was quite intrigued. While m children are younger, this is a subject that I know will one day need to be addressed. And it will come faster than expected. But this touches on so many things that are quite dear to my heart (and so very important for our children to understand and have for themselves) Ideas of self-respect, determination, commitment, purity, commitment to God, morality and strong virtuous character, and being able to stand and be sure of what you believe. These things matter!
Old Fashioned encompasses all of these things. It is a gentle but firm reminder of the value of living purposefully and standing firm. We see again and again the importance of knowing what is true and pure, and standing alone on these values if we must. Doing the right thing is always the right thing to do.
Chivalry is a beautiful thing. Courtship is precious and beautiful, seek those things.
Old Fashioned focuses on Clay Walsh, former frat boy who gives up on his reckless ways and runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern town. He soon becomes notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance and a devout belief in God. When he meets Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, who rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself drawn to his strong faith, something new and intriguing (is’t this how the world ought to see God’s people?) and while Clay tries, to deny it, he just cannot resist her passionate embrace of life. Watch as Clay steps out from behind theories and Amber overcomes her fears and wounds. See how the two of them, attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” God-honoring courtship in America today.
This is such a beautiful story; so well done. This is quite pleasant with lovely music. The only thing I think they could have done better would be to show Clay’s faith more strongly. You never see him go to church; there seems to be little sharing of Gods word with this you woman he becomes so fond of. So there are some biblical discrepancies in this one; it is lacking in a strong show of values but it is still a very worthy story.