My girls and I just watched a sweet movie about love, done God’s way, called Princess Cut, from Watchman Pictures.
Basically, this is a story about a young girl who is trying to find her true love in life. She’s trying to find that one person she’s supposed to be with forever.
Spoiler alert, but not really… It starts off with her being with the wrong guy whom she thought was the right guy, then the wrong guy whom she had a feeling was the wrong guy, and she finally finds Mr. Right. I said that is not really a spoiler alert, because in every movie you have to have a series of events like that. The main character has to have some rough times and then have her happy ending. And the main character in this movie is no different.
The title of the movie is a nice play on words. Of course, the main character is a “princess” trying to find her “prince charming”. Also, this princess happens to want a princess cut engagement ring. Kind of cute.
Sometimes when I watch a Christian film, I almost expect bad acting and poor film quality. I am pleased to say I was happy with both with this movie.
I will say some of the music that was chosen reminded me of the cheesy music at the end of every Full House episode where they present you with the “lesson” of the episode… And then they all hug. :) Other than that, the production quality was good.
My 16-year-old daughter thought the movie was good, but she had a few issues with it too.
At the very beginning, there is concern that the family will lose their farm. The dad said the farm had been in his family for 3 generations. He says to his wife, “If we expect to make the mortgage, this harvest is critical.” This sentence bothered my daughter. She said, “The farm has been in his family for 3 generations, but it’s not paid off?” That comment may sound harsh to some, but I kind of agree with her. That being said, I know life can’t be perfect and I know it must be hard to maintain a farm. It didn’t ruin the movie for her, but I thought I would mention it.
I asked her at the end what she thought. She said, “I didn’t like that it made it so a woman’s whole purpose was to find a man and get married.”
My daughter intends on marrying and having kids. She plans to raise them how God would want her to, as well. What she does not agree with is that her sole purpose in life is to get married and have kids. She can and will accomplish whatever she sets out to do. I completely agree with her on this. The main character was beside herself that she hadn’t found someone to marry yet… and she was still in college! Why is this such a big deal at her age? I think it sends the wrong message to young girls.
Now… one great thing the movie did was to allow her to understand one of her friends better. She said that one of her friends doesn’t want to “date”, she just wants to hang out with and get to know her future husband. My daughter never understood what she meant until watching this movie. This is exactly what the main character in the movie did.
One more thing… all of us had a bit of an issue with how Jared (one of the suitors) went from being a pushy boyfriend to a potential murderer. It was unnecessary and made that whole plotline a bit cheesy. It was enough for his character to have just been “pushy”. That’s all I’m going to say about that, because I don’t want to give away anything about the plot. (Olivia wanted me to call him a crazy-head in my post, but I thought that wouldn’t sound very professional. So, from a 10-year-old’s perspective… Jared was a crazy-head.)
Overall, I would recommend this movie. It has it’s “cheesy” moments, but frankly, so do a lot of movies. I still liked it. I liked that my girls got to see a different way of “dating” that maybe they hadn’t thought about. It was good for them to see a woman stay strong in her convictions no matter what other people thought.