In-Lawfully Yours

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Sweet, wholesome faith-based romcom has positive messages.

NR 2016 85 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+

A gracious, sweet journey of faith and love, not for legalists

A woman’s marriage irreparably breaks down after her worldly, greedy excuse for a husband cheats yet again and is caught in the act. What follows is a heart warming story about faith, healing, love, caring for widows and how grace triumphs over legalism in church. If you have a legalistic stance on divorce and remarriage or problems dealing with a less than perfect start to a relationship then this movie might ruffle your feathers. If watching with teenagers (it’s not a kids movie due to the opening scenes in the hotel room) it would provide a good chance to talk about marrying someone with a living faith, as the heroine develops throughout the movie.
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age 18+

Cute, but major problems

The major problem in this movie is that the pastor had no problem dating an unsaved woman. We are supposed to be cheering on their relationship, but it's clear she doesn't know the Lord. I kept thinking, "Well, maybe she'll get saved at the end," but it's unclear whether that ever happened. Whether that was going to happen or not, he was unequally yoking himself. The church committee members are supposedly the bad guys. They were overbearing, but they were certainly right to question the relationship that their pastor was engaging in. I would be worried if they WEREN'T extremely concerned. This movie could have been written differently to make it both a love story and a story of someone coming to Christ. It's unfortunate that it wasn't.
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