Thursday, April 12, 2018

A Review of Princess Cut from Watchman Pictures

Family movie night is a tradition in our house.  It is how we unwind after a long week and sometimes it can be hard to find a movie that we can all watch together since we have such a difference in ages in our kids (9 and 14).  This is why we were very excited to receive the Dove approved film Princess Cut from Watchman Pictures to review.  We wanted to see what this Christian film was all about.  
Princess Cut The Movie, Princess Cut, Romantic Drama, Christian Film, Dove Approved, Watchman Pictures
Princess Cut tells us Grace's story.  When we are first introduced to Grace, she is a good, Christian girl that seems to have it all together.  She knows what she wants and she is excited to start achieving her goals as soon as her boyfriend puts that princess cut diamond on her finger.  When this doesn't happen she starts questioning the direction she should go in.  She was so sure of everything she had planned that now she feels lost.  Her "worldly" friend Tessa means well, but Grace isn't so sure of the advice that Tessa gives.  Grace's parents encourage her to seek God's will and direction for her life, but that isn't always easy to do.  Grace meets Jared and he seems to be a nice guy, but is he really what Grace wants?  She also meets Clint who wants to make sure that everything he does honors God and he treats Grace like a princess, but it seems too good to be true.  As Grace's story unfolds, we see her struggle with worldliness, relationships, and what God says about it all just to name a few things.  I want to tell you everything that happens, but to do that I would totally spoil the movie for you and I don't want to be a plot killer.
Our family sat down to watch this for our Friday pizza and movie night.  The boys, Hubby and Buddy, weren't so excited that we were going to watch what they determined would be a "chick flick" based on the title and movie cover, but they were good sports and sat down to watch anyway.  It is a "Romantic Drama" movie so it probably isn't what they would pick on their own to watch, but Little Miss and I were pretty excited to see what it was all about.  We all thought the movie would be predictable, but every time we thought we knew what would happen, the plot would take a twist or turn that we didn't think of.  It held out attention from the beginning to the end.  No one wanted to stop the movie long enough to get dessert.  We all truly enjoyed this movie and even the boys agreed that they wanted to watch it again sometime.

There were so many good things packed in this movie if you have children that will ever date or court someone.  It was written in such a way that it can be used as a teaching tool for many Biblical concepts regarding dating such as what to look for in a mate, how we should treat the opposite sex in relationships, following God's will versus what the world tells us, and more.  Hubby and I did not expect this movie to have all of that in it, but it did.  It opened the door for us to discuss how and when the characters acted appropriately and inappropriately in relationships with our 9 year old and 14 year old.  It also reminded us that we need to pray for our children's future spouse and do our best to help our children pursue Godly dating relationships rather than worldly dating relationships.

There were also many opportunities to discuss friendships from this film.  We discussed what it means to be a good friend and the kinds of friends we should choose.  There were many examples of both good and bad friendships in this movie.  As parents we also appreciated the role of the parents in this movie.  It showed the parents struggling with real life issues like paying the bills and raising children.  The parental issue that I appreciated the movie highlighting the most was the balance between guiding your children and letting your older children make their own decisions.  The parents in this movie spent a lot of time praying for their kids.  They also let Grace make her own decisions since she was older, but also let her know that they were there for her to come to for guidance, they loved her no matter what, and they wanted what God wanted for her.  I appreciated seeing this because we do have a teenager and it is a new stage of parenting for us and different aspects are being thrown at us all the time, but ultimately we want to honor God through our parenting.  I could go on and on about all the great themes and concepts in this movie that you could pick out to discuss, but I won't for the sake of time.  This movie is definitely worth watching...more than once in our opinion.
Watchman Pictures
We definitely recommend watching this movie and we have already been recommending it to friends.  I am so happy to have it in our house to watch when we want to.  You can learn more about the movie here.  You can follow Watchman Pictures on their social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube.  You can read more about what my friends on the Homeschool Review Crew thought about this movie by clicking on the banner below.
Princess Cut {Watchman Pictures Reviews}

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