It's time for a girls' night! We watched Princess Cut, a Christian film from Watchman Pictures.
I invited my friend Molly and her daughters over. After I invited them, I found out that they already own the movie, but they still wanted to come over and see this Christian romantic comedy with me.
I loved the movie! It had a message to a world that has lost its moral compass when it comes to dating and marriage. Princess Cut offers hope to so many ladies who have experienced rejection. The idea of men placing high value on them and treating them with honor is foreign. How sad.
"When I first saw the movie, I couldn't relate to Grace because I have never had a boyfriend. But, a girl just got saved in our church and her story is like Grace's experience in the movie. I share the same principles shared in this movie to encourage her to see herself in a new light because the Lord places high value on her," my friend Marielle confided in me.
I loved the basic plot. The beginning of this story of so many young women who want to be married so they hook up with any guy that comes along and seems nice. Grace wants to get married, but keeps getting her heart broken, but then along comes Jared, who seems to really care. However, he is mostly interested in getting her alone and getting physical which makes Grace feel uncomfortable. This is handled in a tasteful way--no awkward scenes.
Like many Christian girls, Grace has convictions about purity, yet fears that no one will ever truly love her so she ends up compromising in relationships with guys that don't value her.
Her dad, like many Christian dads, is distracted by business worries so that he is not involved with his daughter. When Grace tells her parents what is going on with Jared, Dad steps up to the plate and Grace responds to his leadership. That is my favorite moment in the movie. I want every father to see that scene and invest in their daughters.
The movie had many plot twists that kept the movie interesting. The characters were likable, though very human. I wanted to get together and have dinner with Grace's family because they seemed so nice.
Princess Cut stars Ashley Bratcher as Grace, Rusty Martin, Sr., Joseph Gray, Mimi Sagadin, and Evan Brinkman. The acting, directing, sound, and the quality of the movie were all excellent. There were some awkward moments in the dialogue, but no more than any other movie I've seen in the past few years. I appreciate the way the movie was crafted to make the message clear. This movie offers a message of hope to parents, to young ladies, and to young men. Jesus offers a different way.
We watched Princess Cut as a family and recommend it for families. I think whole families would enjoy it, even little ones. The younger brother is fun to watch, especially for little ones.
The movie sparked discussion, but not much debate because everyone one in both families is committed to purity and surrendering to God's will.
These are my favorite messages from the movie:
Check out Watchman Pictures on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, and Twitter.
I encourage you to watch this movie with your family. You'll be glad you did!
Until next time--Happy Homeschooling!
For the Glory of the King of Kings who makes all His sons Princes and his daughters Princesses,