Old Fashioned: The Other Valentine’s Weekend Movie

Prefer TLC to S&M? Here's a Christian movie alternative to Fifty Shades of Grey

By Al Perrotta Published on February 13, 2015

With all the hype surrounding the release of the controversial and decidedly R-rated bondage-fest Fifty Shades of Grey, it might warm the heart to know there is another movie in theaters this weekend that celebrates “old fashioned” romance. In fact, it’s even titled Old Fashioned.

Old Fashioned describes itself as a:

“Faith-based love story about Clay, a reformed frat boy whose relationship with Christ impacts the way he looks at life and relationships; and Amber, a free-spirited woman who has felt the pain of dating relationships. Together, they attempt the impossible: an old-fashioned courtship in contemporary America.”

The movie comes from Skoche Films, in partnership with Pure Flicks, creators of the crossover hit God’s Not Dead. Old Fashioned does not have Fifty Shade‘s $40 million production budget, to say nothing of promotional budget. It’s not based on a book series that’s sold 100 million copies. Its stars don’t have the Hollywood pedigree of Fifty Shades lead Dakota Johnson (daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, granddaughter of Tippi Hedren.) But Old Fashioned does treat romance the way God would have us treat romance.

To see if  Old Fashioned is playing in your area, visit OldFashionedMovie.com.

Incidentally, according to industry website Rotten Tomatoes, as of noon Friday, less than 60% of those who’ve seen Fifty Shades of Grey like the film. Fully 90% are liking Old Fashioned. As one can predict when it comes to secular critics reviewing faith-based films, only 29% of reviewers liked Old Fashioned — precisely the same percentage that have given Fifty Shades of Grey a positive review. 

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