You know what Valentines Day means?
A movie date with your significant other.
I recommend, too, watching the movie in Japanese with English subtitles. Though many have praised the English dub of this movie, I preferred watching it in Japanese. But, that’s just me.
On another note:
To any Christians who are reading this:
When it comes to love stories, don’t settle for Old Fashioned.
The reason I’m calling Old Fashioned out is not because I have anything against the filmmakers. The reason I’m calling the movie out is because 1) For many, it’s the go-to movie on Valentines Day, and 2) Though many are praising it because of its emphasis on having a chaste relationship, its flaws are there if you dig. For example:
The man, Clay, refuses to be alone in a room with a woman who is not his wife. Why? If Clay is alone with a woman who is not his wife, he will rape her? Clay feels that he just won’t be able to control himself.
Clay looks over 40 years old. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to see a love story involving a man who looks old enough to be my dad. The reason why is this: I prefer love stories that center around couples near, or at, my own age. So, I think, do a lot of people. On a related note: The audience for 50 Shades of Grey, Old Fashioned‘s competition and the movie that Old Fashioned was a “response” to, was college-age women. (Anastasia, the protagonist, is in college.) What does Old Fashioned offer college-age women?
Clay is overly concerned about babies. Why is Clay so concerned about Amber’s childcare competence and, seemingly, not concerned about getting to know her as the person she is? Clay’s concern about babies borders on creepy. There’s a time for a man to be thinking about kids. It’s not when he just meets a woman. Women: If a man bought a wedding cake on the first date, would you not think something was a little off? If so, than why do you think that a man asking a woman if she’s good at making baby food, on their first date, is “chivalrous”?
The reason for this tangent about Old Fashioned is this: To make a point:
Christians, you can do better at the movies.