Originally published Tuesday, 23 January 2018.
With Valentine's Day just three weeks away, many couples are looking for something romantic to do together to celebrate the February holiday.
Dinner and a movie, anyone?
A bit cliche, I guess, but I know that my husband and I enjoy any time we are able to spend together on V-Day, especially when that special date consists of filling our bellies with good food and our hearts with a good love story....well, maybe that second part is more for me than him. Right, ladies?
And let me tell you, I know the absolutely perfect romantic movie that you and your sweetheart can go see that actually just released in theaters last weekend!
FOREVER MY GIRL, which is based on the best-selling novel, tells the story of music super-star Liam Page (Alex Roe) who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar, choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, Liam is suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.
In addition to facing consequences of his selfish and careless actions, Liam is also faced with his very own brokenness that he had been running from for many years.
But what I absolutely loved about this movie is that brokenness is not the end of Liam's story, nor the story of the film.
The word that seems to capture the heart-beat behind this heart-warming film is "RESTORATION."
Although there are only glimpses of the characters' faith shown in the film through scenes in a church, I see God's hand of restoration throughout the entire story and it is incredibly, breathtakingly beautiful- a redemptive story of ashes turned into beauty, most definitely.
This film will having you laughing one minute and tearing up the next, which aside from that being fairly normal emotional activity for me at 38 weeks pregnant, I loved every minute of the emotional ride I was on throughout the film, and I think you will love it too.
So ladies, grab your honey, or your girlfriends, and go see this heart-warming movie! But don't forget to bring along your tissues! Seriously!
Catch the trailer for FOREVER YOUR GIRL below:
In theaters now!