Monday, February 9, 2015

Restraints or Self-Restraint?: 50 Shades of Grey vs. Old Fashioned

Read my review of the movie Old Fashioned on Catholic Match Institute -- what a healthy and healing relationship actually looks like!



Publicity about 50 Shades of Grey is saturating the media. Promos and boycotts are battling their way to the Valentine's Day finish line. For anyone who believes that 50 Shades of Grey is sensationalized trash, there's an alternative view of love and romance to share. The well-acted, sometimes gritty independent film Old Fashioned with its message of healing and second chances will also be released in theaters on Valentine's Day. Don't just boycott 50 Shades of Grey, beat it at the box office.

Read below for excerpts of my review of Old Fashioned on Catholic Match Institute or click through for the entire article.

If you’re looking for a good date movie to see on Valentine's Day weekend, there is an alternative to bondage tutorial 50 Shades of GreyThe movie Old Fashioned, also to be released on Valentine’s Day, shows how a man with self-restraint has a far more powerful allure than a man who likes putting his girlfriends in restraints.
Even fiction can teach us truth, and even fantasies can be healthy -- or not. Why would someone want to settle for a titillating untruth like the dysfunctional relationship in 50 Shades of Grey? Bondage, while a turnoff to some and a temptation to others, has never been hailed as a healthy basis for life-long love.
The healthiest basis for life-long love is self-control, and the best place to practice it is while dating. The movie Old Fashioned shows how attractive a man can be when he controls his darkest impulses for the sake of a higher good.

Read the full review here. 

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