I saw it last night for the first time. My take? I think any movie that causes a married couple to work together on their marriage is a great thing. The message of the Gospel was clear and relevant. Yes the acting was not so stellar. But I wasn’t bored. And I wasn’t uninspired. And at the end of the movie, I didn’t feel like I needed to repent for something I watched.
Contrast that with watching a pg-13 where someone cheats on their spouse, or there is soft porn, or we end up cheering for the bad guy even though he is breaking the law or violating someone.
As of November 1, the movie brought in $28 million. That was a few months ago. So obviously this kind of movie is what many of us want. We want a movie that will inspire us to be closer to Christ. We want a movie that isn’t too sappy or has really bad acting. We want a movie that reminds us that we all have hope through Christ in the most impossible situations. We want a movie that reveals Christianity in a real and lively way.
My recommendation is that if you haven’t seen it yet, go ahead and rent it. It’s worth it. Your marriage is worth it.