I’m always looking for good Christian movies to watch with my children. Finding something that the my teen and tween would appreciate is even more difficult to find. We recently recieved Princess Cut from Watchman Pictures to check out for you guys. A few nights ago, we put the littles to bed early and watched Princess Cut with our older 2 children.
About the Movie:
Throughout Princess Cut, you follow the life of a Carolina farm girl named Grace as she gets her heart broken by her boyfriend and then waits for her dream guy to show up in her life. Grace and her father work together to discover what love really means. You can watch the trailer below to see a preview.
I definitely think this movie is a great one for older tweens and teens to watch with their parents and learn about love and boundaries with dating. Littles definitely need to be in bed for this one.
The overall theme of the movie is that “true love is worth the wait”. Throughout the movie, some topics came up that definitely needed to be discussed afterward. Grace’s new boyfriend is very pushy and touchy and makes her uncomfortable. One scene included a friend of Grace’s asking “Did he force himself on you?” and telling her that being physical with her boyfriend wasn’t a big deal. Other scenes included a therapist suggesting to Grace that she should live with her boyfriend before marriage. Even still, there was an intense scene where an ex-boyfriend became abusive when he saw Grace with a new guy.
I appreciate that the movie brought up these topics in a safe environment in our home so we could talk about them with our kids. I also appreciate that while it is a Christian movie, it’s not overwhelmingly so like other movies we have seen.
I like that they show Grace being strong enough to talk to her parents about the things that went wrong so that they have the opportunity to help her. The parents were understanding and forgiving and helped her after their conversation. They surrounded her with support and encouragement. I loved the moment when her dad gave the analogy of how Grace is trying to benefit from the harvest before planting the seed and letting it take time to grow.
Overall, I think the movie was a good one to spark discussions as long as you’re willing to overlook some of the acting. It was fairly easy as an adult to figure out what would happen next, but my teen and tween seemed to enjoy it. Many scenes didn’t seem natural, but it wasn’t enough to deter us.
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