Can you believe it? Me, a homeschool blogger reviewing a movie! However, there is a very good reason for this. You see this isn’t just another fun, family movie. Princess Cut by Watchman Pictures is a Christian Film with a HUGE lesson for all kids and adults to hear. That means this family movie is really a school, life lesson hidden in a family night of fun. So let’s dig in and see what this movie is all about.
Every girl, that I have known, has dreamed of falling in love. Not just the idea of love but the romance and mystery of who that person is going to be. However, most girls don’t think about the possible trouble that lurks in today’s dating world. Dating is not just hard for trying to find the right one but also because of all the emotions that get tied to so many different people.
However, God has let us in on the secret to guarding our hearts for the right one. That secret involves turning to God and getting Mom and Dad involved in the process of dating. Girls need to lean on God for growing them into the person God wants them to be. In God’s timing the right one will come along. With Mom and Dad’s guidance the waiting doesn’t have to be frustrating.
What about Boys?
Now I have three boys so don’t worry this movie really does touch on both sides of the dating game. Boys get the chance to feel compassion for what girls go through by seeing through the eyes of the lead in this movie, Grace. They get to see what damage boys can make when they aren’t dating for the right reasons. They also get to see an example of how a Christian man walking with God, searching for the right woman, should act when they start thinking about dating someone.
What Age is this Recommended for?
All this is taught with lots of love, humor and of course drama. Now as a parent of such different age kids the first question I had about this movie was if it would be appropriate for my youngest kid. How would they handle bad dating situations. Let me be pretty clear here because there was not one time where I had to worry about what my 9-year-old was seeing.
As an example there was a scene in the movie where the girl in the story was on a date with someone she had been dating for a while. During a downpour he stops by his place so she can dry off and clean up. She doesn’t feel too comfortable going into his place but she goes in anyway. The scene stops as soon as the door closes behind her. We do not see anything that happens in his apartment. Later in the movie we hear the girl say that she felt really uncomfortable at his place. That he put his hands on her and kissed her. That is all we hear. However, what shinned through was that she really did not feel comfortable and that by allowing the boy to do what he wanted went against what she knew to be right and gave her a lot of regret.
The Father’s Role
This Christian Film not only touches on this girl’s journey but also the journey of her Father to recognizing his role in her journey. Because of this, parents can also learn a lot from this, especially if they did not grow up with having their own parents involved in their journey to marriage. After watching this film I am not surprised with my husband’s response to asking him what he thought of the movie. He said that it was a VERY good movie and that he was so happy we got to see it as a family. Now this was after witnessing him chiming in through-out the whole movie saying things like, “Oh no! No way! I don’t think so! You better treat her better than that!” My husband is not a touchy feely kind of person or movie watcher. So for him to give a romantic movie such high compliments really means something. The compliments didn’t stop there, although they weren’t as obvious as they came from my kids.
Will Kids enjoy the Movie?
Both my older boys said it was pretty good. Now I know that doesn’t say much, on the surface, but they both are of or nearing teenage years, and this was more of a romantic movie. Neither of them asked to leave the room or for us to do something else. They both kept watching till the end! My youngest son, 9 years old, said it was such a good movie and that he loved watching it. As a Mom I can say that all my kids got a lot out of this movie. Why you ask? After watching, as a family we sat around and talked about everything we saw.
Will Kids understand the Lesson being taught in this Movie?
When I asked my 9-year-old what his favorite part was he, with a smirk on his face, told me about the young boy using his slingshot to protect his sister and the funny face he made when he shared his story with his family at the dinner table. Even with this being his favorite part I dug deeper to see how much he was able to take away from this movie, that brings up lots of more grown up topics. I asked him if when he is older what he would want to do if he meet a girl he really liked. Just as quick as I asked the question, he came back with, ” I would pray to God for advice, then ask her Dad for permission, THEN ask the girl out!”
Knowing that even my 9-year-old was able to pull that kind of wisdom from a movie about a girl trying to find love, I know this is a movie that every person, boy, girl or adult needs to see! Are you interested in what other reviewers thought of this movie? Click the image below to be brought to more reviews.