Christian-Themed Love Story to Hit Theaters Valentine's Day
by Allie Martin - OneNewsNow
A Christian filmmaker says while believers must raise their voices against profane movies, they should also support movies with a message that does not compromise God's Holy Word. A love story with a Christ-centered message is set to be released early next year. The movie is called Me & You, Us, Forever and was produced by Dave Christiano Films. Dave Christiano and his brother, Rich, began making movies with a Christian message more than 20 years ago. Dave says the new movie has a storyline that many can relate to.
"The movie's about a 47-year-old Christian man who's on the other side of an unwanted divorce, who thinks back and reminisces about his old high school girlfriend and first love of 30 years ago," the filmmaker explains. "It deals with a lost love theme. It also deals with a guy trying to figure out why God didn't let him marry his first love."
While Christiano is hopeful moviegoers find the movie entertaining, of one thing he is certain -- it has a message for Christ. "My love story does present the gospel," he shares. "It has a direct Christian message -- there's nothing hidden in this, nothing veiled."
Me & You, Us, Forever will have a limited release, opening in 83 theaters in 34 states. Christiano explains why it is vital for Christians in those areas to support the movie when it opens.
"The movie theaters have been great to work with. They're not against my Christian film coming to the theater -- they're not against that at all," he sas. "They're in business to make money and to put people in the seats.
"So if Christian people will support the film, the theaters will be more apt to show more Christian film," the filmmaker continues. "This film has to do well opening weekend. The goal is that every city [in the 83 where it will open] holds the film over. If it holds the film over, that means the theaters were happy with the results."
Me & You, Us, Forever opens on Valentine's Day weekend and will carry a "PG" rating because, Christiano explains, it mentions the name of Jesus. According to the movie website, the story line is unique by Hollywood standards in that the love story has no sex "or anything that even hints in that direction."