Catholic Endorsements of Old Fashioned


OLD FASHIONED opens in theaters this Valentine’s Day weekend! See what Catholics are supporting this film and what they are saying about it:


OLD FASHIONED takes the viewer on an intriguing journey upon the fine line between prudishness and the “anything goes” mentalities. What I give in talks on the truth of love, OLD FASHIONED does through story-telling, which is creative and professional. Well done!
-Monica Ashour, Author, Speaker, Executive Director Theology of the Body Evangelization Team (TOBET)

Although it gets off to a too-quaint, down-home, idyllic Hallmark start, OLD FASHIONED serves up some serious steak and gravy. What happens when two wounded thirtysomethings—who have more in common than they can ever imagine—fall in love the old-fashioned way? How do you get past the jadedness, the irony, the bad memories, cynicism and deep distrust that today’s ‘dating’ scene offers? What do you do with the pain that callous hooking up inflicts? Way too many quotable quotes, good advice and useful answers to mention. Is OLD FASHIONED love: Corny? Sometimes. Genuine? Always. Possible? Absolutely.
-Sr. Helena Burns, FSP Daughters of St. Paul/Pauline Books & Media,

OLD FASHIONED is a captivating love story where the impossible is made possible through true love and virtue. I loved it!”
– Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, EWTN TV host, Author of The Kiss of Jesus

OLD FASHIONED is a refreshing love story with a new plot twist. We see how both parties struggle to find the true meaning of love in a quaint, yet real way. In this film not only does chivalry make a comeback, but so does an authentic look at love.

Lisa Cotter, blogger at (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and national Speaker on dating and marriage

Despite our culture’s incessant mockery of marriage, there remains deep within the human heart a desire for a love that is permanent, exclusive, and faithful. There’s another word for this — marriage. Fifty Shades of Grey will not — cannot — satisfy the human heart, only love can. And this love was represented beautifully in OLD FASHIONED.
-Matt Fradd,
Catholic author and speaker,

OLD FASHIONED is a great movie that is true to its title.  There are so many good messages in the movie that need to be known.  I enjoyed watching how a man went from one extreme lifestyle to another, yet through his new rules he was able to show true love to a girl and in return that girl was able to show him that he deserved to be loved.
-Clara Gonzalez, Archdiocese of New York Young Adult Outreach Coordinator for Special Projects & Apostolic Works

OLD FASHIONED rings with the kind of “true love” we all desire for our lives. Love is not easy, without failures, or simple. The characters in this film show us that even in the midst of brokenness, we can commit ourselves to a path of mutual dignity, respect and true cherishing in our relationships that can draw us ever closer to one another, and ultimately to God. An amazing film for anyone who is looking to truly love in a way that never goes out of style!
Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of and author of The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living

OLD FASHIONED has original, quirky characters and a valuable message about the importance of a broad, balanced faith that makes room for mercy and self-forgiveness.

John Kennedy, “Faith, Media and Culture” Beliefnet blogger

OLD FASHIONED is the kind of love story Hollywood has been lacking for decades. The film puts dating in its place and shows that old-fashioned courtship is the best way to discern a vocation to marriage. Bravo! And two thumbs way up!”
-Patrick Novecosky, Editor-in-Chief, Legatus magazine

OLD FASHIONED is the movie I’ve been waiting to see for years. It’s hard to describe how good this movie is because I’ve never seen a movie like it. It’s touching, funny, well-acted and shows a side of dating that is rarely if ever highlighted in movies these days: namely, that some things are worth waiting for, and that men can have self-control and that women today can and should be respected for who they are.  Guys, take your girlfriends or wives to see this movie.  I promise you won’t be disappointed and she will thank you for it.
-Dave Palmer, General Manager of Guadalupe Radio (Dallas)

OLD FASHIONED is a love story that highlights love as it should be and as it can be. It’s equal parts charming, maddening, and hilarious. You’ll laugh and maybe you’ll cry, but I’m certain you’ll feel that old familiar frustration that comes from a good conflict in a well-done movie.

-Sarah Reinhard, Author and Blogger,

My teenaged daughter was on the edge of her seat by the end of this film, wondering if everything was going to turn out okay. OLD FASHIONED modeled exactly the type of romantic courtship that I hope all six of my children find one day. What a terrific antidote to the poison of modern-day cynicism!
Karee Santos, blogger for Catholic Match Institute and founder of Can We Cana?

OLD FASHIONED is a story about the past. But not in the sense of being “out of date”. Some people run away from their past… Others are stuck there. This movie reveals how love can both free you from your past and give you a new future.
Father Mike Schmitz, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for Diocese of Duluth and Chaplain, Newman Catholic Campus Ministry, University of Minnesota-Duluth

As I watched OLD FASHIONED, I felt like I knew the characters personally. Clay and Amber embody aspects of so many different people and stories I have heard over the years. Sometimes movies can be quick to jump to the “what could be” that they rarely take a look at how our mistakes and wounds of the past affect us moving forward. Old Fashioned is a love story set in reality, and it shows us the sacrifice, joy, and beauty of true love.
Sarah Swafford, speaker and author of Emotional Virtue: A Guide to Drama-Free Relationships (

OLD FASHIONED is a tender movie about true love and respecting the dignity of women vs. Fifty Shades of Grey and its blatant push to normalize sadomasochist sexual exploitation of women. The choice for Catholics and other concerned Christians on where to spend our hard-earned money at the box office should be obvious.
Teresa Tomeo, Motivational Speaker, Bestselling Author Syndicated Catholic Talk Show Host


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