I believe this movie may have had a good idea but the way it was written is not helpful to anyone trying to gain wisdom. Weak plot and acting. Clean material, although not something you would watch around the kids (adult situation). The main character in the movie follows his own path instead of looking into what the word says, very rebellious, not a good influence.
I was expecting something a little more on the lines of restoration and a sweet story. I felt like this did not flow very well and the ending left much to be desired. While it had some good points and I am sure might help someone along the way, it was not what I hoped for
I generally like a Christiano film; his movies are normally slow paced, introspective, and usually have a gospel message. The topic of this movie is important, divorce among believers and recovering from it. The main character Dave is a middle-aged father of two who has gone through a painful divorce and is seeking ways to get over it; his wife apparantly didn't care for him and now he's wallowing in self-pity. This drives him to a church recovery group where he meets a young lady that he forges a friendship with. The brunt of the film is about Dave's complaining about his divorce, about how God could allow it, and obsessing about a past love that he now wishes he never broke up. Through it all, Dave's lady friend, his co-workers, and the recovery leader try to encourage Dave to walk with Lord deeper to get over his pain and to stop going down memory lane about a long, lost love. Dave, unfortunately, doesn't take advice well and decides he needs to visit his past love to help him. The story brings up the real pain and struggles of divorcing as a believer, yet it doesn't go far enough discussing the issue Biblically beyond basic advice to walk with God more. There were wonderful oppurtunities for the supporting characters to encourage Dave with scripture, to explain the roles of husband and wives from Ephesians 5:22-33, and explain the goodness of God in His sovereignty (particularly since Dave seems to think God is not right because his divorce was so painful). There are many Daves out there, but they need the exhortation of God's word more than pat answers. Yes, there were scenes that played out well as Dave and his lady friend discussed relationships and heartache, and it rings true, but this subject on divorce within Christiandom needed a more serious treatment than this, though it's based on a true story, so I guess the film is taking its natural direction. This movie isn't as awful as many are making it out to be, but it's also not as well done as it could've been given the subject. I would recommend this movie only slightly, warning those that see it that there are many missed oppurtunities. God forgives divorce among believers, but a Christian marriage is a picture of salvation between Christ and His church and believers need to know the seriousness of that truth no matter how emotional they get over a breakup.
The title of this flick doesn't exactly fall trippingly off the tongue. I'm not sure I'll remember it forever, but I think this story will stay in my memory banks for a long time. It's a love story so that angle is nothing new. The plot was unique, though, and the two love interests were two very attractive and very likeable people whom I had no trouble cheering for as they walked the circuitous route to discovering that they were in love. This story was a bit contrived, in my opinion, causing me to only rate it four stars. Things like booking an expensive airline ticket to see someone, without calling to ensure they are available bug me. Perhaps I'm too pragmatic to be incurably romantic. The message of the movie involved divorce recovery, a topic for which too many people have first hand experience and a need. This movie can help.