I enjoy a good movie night, especially if there’s popcorn! Recently, my oldest child Jayme and I sat down to watch and review Princess Cut from Watchman Pictures. This film is approved by the Dove Foundation for ages 12 and up.
What’s Princess Cut About?
Grace is a twenty-something farm girl with plans of marriage. She’s always wanted a princess cut diamond ring.
At the beginning of the movie, she’s preparing for a date with her boyfriend (who has been off to college) and she just knows she’ll come home engaged.
But, things don’t go as planned. Her boyfriend got engaged alright, but not to her.
Crushed, she quickly jumps into another relationship. Except, Jared wants to move quickly in the physical side of the relationship.
Knowing this isn’t the type of relationship she is meant to have, she eventually seeks help. She goes to a therapist who tells her she should try a starter marriage.
But, Grace knows inside that this isn’t the path God has for her. She just doesn’t know what that path is. So, she turns to her parents for help. Her dad helps her learn more about love, and how to truly love another person. She learns about love from a biblical perspective, and finally understands that true love is worth waiting for.
In the meantime, she throws herself into building relationships with her family, and growing as a person.
Then the next door neighbor Clint, a young doctor who just moved in, enters the picture. He asks Grace’s dad for permission to get to know Grace and they begin spending time together.
Grace is falling in love again, but this time it’s real. It’s based on faith and trust.
Of course, they can’t just fall in love and get married the end. No, there are some definite plot twists involving the Clint’s high school sweetheart, and more of Jared.
What Did I Think of the Movie?
I’m thankful I decided to watch this with just my teen and not my younger kids. The 12 and up on the Dove rating clued me in that this might be for a slightly older audience. And they were right.
There were some definite “hit pause” and discuss moments. In particular these involved situations:
- Where Jared tried to push Grace out of her physical comfort zone (multiple times)
- When Grace gets advice from people who are not Christians
- When the old girlfriend tried to stir up trouble
- Where Jared tries to force himself on Grace
In case you couldn’t tell, that Jared fellow is not a nice one. But, his character type is out there and this movie provided a nice way to talk to my teen about red flags, the importance of staying in public places, and not burying events inside to bubble out later.
Many of these events occurred off camera, and are only mentioned. But, at the end there was a pretty intense scene involving Grace and Jared. Thankfully Clint and Grace’s dad came to the rescue. There is a struggle that pursues, including some hitting and a shovel.
Some of these scenes would have been confusing to a younger audience. You know your children best, but in my opinion, this film really is for high school age and up.
The film itself is well done. The plot moves along nicely and the acting is good. There are some funny moments and sweet ones along the way. And Grace’s dad has some fabulous advice on love. It really points to the important role parents have in preparing their children for marriage.
I will be watching this again, with my husband and teen. It was a quality film and offers great moments to talk about important topics. For an older audience, I definitely recommend this film!
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