Christians love a good boycott, but what they love even more than that is a media alternative to promote as part of their boycott. Rik Swartzwelder (writer, director, and romantic lead) is giving them just that with his film Old Fashioned.
According to an interview with Variety, the film (which will be released on Valentines Day, the same day as Fifty Shades of Grey) is:
… “A story that, without apology, explores the possibility of a higher standard in relationships; yet, is also fully aware of just how fragile we all are and doesn’t seek to heap guilt upon those of us that have made mistakes.”
Swartzwelder plays a former frat boy and Elizabeth Ann Roberts will portray a free-spirited woman. The tagline is “Chivalry makes a comeback.”
Coming from the same company that put out God’s Not Dead, this film is sure to stir up Christian support and entertain critics who find it hard to take seriously the idea of a romantic movie that’s both geared toward Christian singles AND competing with Fifty Shades.
If I watch this one, I’m sure I’ll need an Old Fashioned of the stronger stuff to accompany it.