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Princess Cut Movie (DVD) Review by Susan ReedWatchman Pictures
In Princess Cut, we enter the world of headstrong but helpless romantic Grace Anderson and her life in the rural Carolina town of East Bend. Grace has dreamed all her life of the day when “Mr. Right” slips a Princess Cut diamond on her finger and swears to love her forever. Tonight may be the night as Stewart has something special planned after 15 months together! But when things don’t go as planned, and romance crashes down around her, it launches her on a quest, aided by her father, to understand what it means to truly love another person and that true love is worth waiting for.
I may be old-fashioned; but there are many things I love about this movie and what it teaches our daughters. Grace’s father takes full responsibility as head of his household to prepare Grace for marriage. Through a lesson using soybeans, we learn what it means to truly love another person. Our daughters should seek a husband who is trustworthy, willing to lead his family, and understanding of his wife’s needs.
Grace allows her father to guide her and as she allows God to write her love story she seeks her father’s approval before entering another relationship. Then as God writes her love story, Clint seeks approval for a relationship with Grace and with her father’s blessing, they prayerfully consider the possibility of marriage.
But there’s two more truths found in this movie when Clint brings Grace flowers. He gives an iris to symbolize Jesus and how we need to build our identity around him to be truly satisfied and a rose to represent the need for purity in the relationship.
My husband and I watched this movie with our sixteen-year-old daughter and I am so glad she sees that true love is worth waiting for when you allow God to write your love story. The best Christian romance movie I have seen in years!
-Product review by Susan Reed, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, February, 2018
Princess Cut Movie (DVD)
Princess Cut is a Christian romance film that emphasizes that true love is worth waiting for. This film has won several awards and carries the dove seal as being appropriate for ages 12 and up. The movie runs for approximately 97 minutes and can be purchased for $9.99 from the company. I also noticed that a digital copy of this film is available. However, for this review, I received a physical DVD.
All of my children, ages 12-18, enjoyed viewing this movie with me. It really spurred on some great discussions. The main character, Grace, lives in California on a farm. She is a dreamer and has always dreamed of her fiancé placing a princess cut diamond on her finger. She is now in her early 20s and anxiously waiting for her boyfriend. He has promised her a special date because they have been dating for 15 months. Unfortunately, things don't go quite as planned, and Grace ends up alone. The rest of the movie shows Grace on her quest to find Mr. Right. She spends some time with a man who is clearly Mr. Wrong and finds out the hard way that he isn't the right guy for her.
Grace's parents are excellent Christian parents, who strive to live by the Bible and guide their daughter Grace as she seeks a man to marry. Her father especially plays an important role in the movie serving as his daughter's guide as she seeks to find true love. They have some excellent discussions. I appreciate how Grace still respects her parents and listens to them as they help her walk through the sometimes-murky waters of dating and finding a mate. In one especially intense scene, Grace's father and friends rescue her from the grasp of a man who doesn't have Grace's best interests at heart. It is at this moment of rescue that she realizes the man she is looking for has been seeking friendship from her for quite some time.
The main theme of this movie is about waiting for the right person to marry. Sometimes it appears that one person has it all together, but they just aren't the one that God has intended for you. An underlying theme is trusting your parents since they have your best interests at heart. Parents always want the best for their children. I appreciate the lessons taught in the film. Grace respects her parents and knows that they are there for her if she needs to talk or needs help. At one point in the movie, Grace receives an unwanted kiss from a guy who she thinks she loves. The fact that he was willing to force something on her that she didn't want really upset her. Not many young people today save their kisses for their future spouse. I appreciate the stance the directors took with this. I also think that saving the kiss is a symbol of remaining sexually pure for her spouse. Another symbol in the movie is the title, Princess Cut. This could be a symbol of the princess cut diamond but also to the fact that many fathers refer to their daughters as their “princesses.”
This movie is well written. I wouldn't hesitate at all to show it to a group of teens for the sake of entertainment and discussion. I also wouldn't mind if a younger child were watching the movie. There is nothing inappropriate or offensive in this movie. All of the actors are modestly clothed and there is no language. This is a good, clean film that the entire family can enjoy together.
-Product review by Linda Rose, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, March, 2018