Do you enjoy wholesome family movies? Watchman Pictures strives to produce wholesome movies that glorify Father God. They sent us Princess Cut, True Love Is Worth The Wait for our family to review and share our honest opinion about our experience with you.
True Love Is Worth The Wait
Run Time: 97 minutes
Rated: Family Approved, 12+
DVD contains the movie plus special features:
The Making Of Princess Cut, Discussion Guide, Deleted Scenes, Blooper Reel, Behind The Scenes, and Film Trailers.
This story is about a young woman named Grace Anderson and her family. She has reached adulthood and is longing to get married. She grew up with her family on a farm in a small town in North Carolina. She longs to have a relationship like her parents have, and she is looking forward to wearing a beautiful wedding ring with a full carrot “Princes Cut” diamond.
Grace has been dating a young man for over a year. Just when she thinks he is going to propose at dinner with a group of his college friends, he announces he is getting married, but it is to someone else. She realizes she is just another “friend” hearing the announcement. Grace leaves the dinner broken hearted.
This event leaves her emotionally vulnerable and sends her into a string of troublesome events as she struggles to find a potential mate and almost makes a really bad choice with someone who doesn’t value sexual purity before marriage. She doubts her faith and questions whether or not God wants her to be happy or married.
It takes Grace a while to learn to trust God for her future mate and stay true to her convictions. Grace is easily affected by the opinions of her friends, a counselor, and other people’s advice, and is often confused about her future. During her journey, she finds several “Mr. Wrong” (s) in her quest to find true love.
The guidance and faith of her Father, and the love of her family, is what helps guide her to a place of trusting God and making the right decision about choices she faces and finding true peace and happiness and true love. In the end, she does trust God to show her the way and she finds true love with “Mr. Right” and receives the wedding ring that has been her lifelong dream.
The cast of actors in this film did a good job portraying their character and communicating the message of this movie. Actors staring in the film include: Ashley Bratcher (Grace Anderson), Rusty Martin, Sr. (Jim Anderson), Jenn Gotzon (Brooke McClaren), Joseph Gray (Clint Masters), Mimi Sagadin (Katherine Anderson), Cory Assink (Jared Cunningham).
Princess Cut was written by Paul and Sheilah Munger, produced by Paul Munger, and directed by Paul Munger from Watchman Pictures. This movie was filmed in North Carolina. Paul was homeschooled and many of the people who helped make this film were also homeschooled.
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This movie came into our life at a unique time. It is our 27th wedding anniversary. We have been talking with our kids about dating, marriage, and what it was like for us in our journey to find each other, and how God directed our path. Most of the people we knew growing up were not able to stay married and eventually divorced, which is not surprising given that the USA has over a 50% divorce rate. We are thankful we yielded our life to Father God early in our journey, and we have had a good marriage and life together that has been blessed by God. Following Father God and his son Jesus Christ has made a huge difference in our life.
Our family watched this movie together (Dad, Mom, and kids ages 17, 15, 13, 10, 9, 6). This was the only picture I had of my 9 year old watching the movie, and he blinked at that moment I took this picture and his eyes look closed, but he was awake and taking it all in. My camera ran out of battery after I took this picture so I couldn’t retake it of him watching the movie, and I also did not get a picture of two more brothers sitting on the other side of dad.
We enjoyed watching this movie. We have several teens, preteens, and younger kids in our household and we were all able to enjoy watching this movie together. It was nice to be able to sit together and watch a movie with a Christian message and talk about it afterwards. This movie seemed to be just the right message to share with our whole family at this time in our life.
Further the learning:
This movie would make a nice unit study, and lap book experience for homeschoolers. Unit Studies are our preferred method of learning about various subjects because it is hands on and immerses a person into the subject to dig deeper. This movie has a lot of subject matter to cover, bible study opportunities, and vocabulary words that kids could study. There is a short Discussion Guide with few questions included in the DVD and also information on the website to further the learning. We used these segments to further our family discussions of the topics, and we added a few activities to further the learning. However, I am contemplating creating an in-depth unit study and bible study to go with it too.
For now, we talked about diamonds and what a “princess cut” diamond is. We discussed different kinds of wedding rings, and looked at my wedding ring that has a small stone to see what a diamond in a ring looks like. We watched a video about how to find diamonds and then we did a little rock hound hunt in some dirt and sand from the nearby creek to see if we could find raw diamonds, but we did not find any. We found some small clear rocks that look similar though. Also I found some coloring pages online of a diamond and a diamond ring for the younger kids to color.
We might take a field trip to the area where the movie was filmed. It was filmed in Winston-Salem, East Bend, Lewisville, & Pelham, NC and we could look for the Oakhaven Farm. We have been to visit the Winston-Salem area in the past. It is beautiful and filled with lots of history and beautiful scenery. I think the kids would really enjoy going back there on a field trip to see the area where the movie was filmed. Other related field trips might include a fishing trip, a visit to a jewelry store, visiting a farm planted with soybeans, and attending a harvest festival.
Our family could relate to the small town and farm life portrayed in this movie. We have farmed and lived in small towns in several states most of our lives. We have enjoyed the farming community and some of the festivals celebrated. We especially enjoy the local fairs and harvest festivals. Our favorite harvest festival we have visited so far is the Strawberry Festivals in Indiana, and the Apple Festival and Farm Days in Hendersonville, NC. Our favorite country fairs we have visited is in Fair Play South Carolina and Wayne County Indiana.
Like Grace Anderson, we have lived in old farmhouses and baked a lot of cookies, breads, pies, and comfort foods, and ate a lot of meals around a large table just as they did in this movie. It would be fun to find out what they prepared for meals and the cookies they baked and we could include cooking projects that relate to the movie in a unit study.
There is a special point in the movie when the family joins together to harvest a crop of soybeans from the field by hand when their harvest machine broke down. They were willing to pull together as a family and do the hard work of the harvest by hand, because their livelihood depends on it and without the harvest, they could loose their farm. Eventually the harvester is fixed and they are able to finish their harvest with equipment. We are familiar with farming. We have raised livestock, hay, corn, and produce. We have watched neighbors raise soybeans, though we have not raised them ourselves, we were still able to relate to the farming aspect of the character’s lives.
One of my son’s lives and breaths everything farming. He looked up the automobiles and tractors used in the movie.
There are clips in the movie of the Dad working on his tractor and at other times the neighbor also helps work on the tractor that broke down. In his research, my son found the harvester was a John Deer 4420 Combine Harvester made in the early 80’s.
Also there was an older farm truck and two newer trucks in the movie.
He discovered the older one was a 1972 Chevrolet C20. The family’s newer truck (not pictured here) was a 2014 Ford F-150 FX4. The neighbor’s truck (not pictured here) was a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT.
My son loves tractors, trucks and everything to do with farming and he desires to own his own farm and get married and raise a family on a farm someday. The message of this movie spoke to his heart. He really enjoyed this movie.
We talked about wedding vows and what it means to commit to them and to each other before God and witnesses. We talked about why it is important to be equally yoked with someone who also believes in Father God and his son Jesus Christ, and to let Father God have control over this area of our life, and to wait on him to show us who to marry.
Using an online bible with search tools, we found several verses in the scriptures about love, marriage, weddings, faithfulness, purity, fornication and sin, forgiveness, diamonds and other gems, family, etc to read and some passages to use for copy work.
We enjoyed this movie and highly recommend it. It has a good message and the characters are people that everyone can relate too. This movie would be great to give away as gifts too. I would especially encourage folks with teens and young adults to watch it because of the message of trusting God with your life, purity, integrity, the peace of mind that comes from trusting God to help you find your mate, and giving God complete control.
It is rare in our culture to find exciting movies that discuss real life events with a biblical worldview. Most movies today are filled with fantasies, cursing, sorcery, sexual immorality, murder and gore, and are antiChrist. However, there are movie producers out there with a message that points people back to God and family.
Writer, Producer, Director
Watchman Pictures is a film company created by Paul Munger. Some of the films he has worked on include:
Alone Yet Not Alone
Animals In The Bible
An Introduction to Spell To Write and Read
Hidden Secrets To Language Success
Flood, Special Edition
I found the description of Paul Munger from various sources to be very interesting. On the Princess Cut website, I found a news article that mentions he was homeschooled and had the help of several homeschoolers on producing the Princess Cut film. On his Watchman Pictures website, he said he sees himself as a watchman, and his name actually means “humble watchman”. He said the goal of a watchman is to sound the alarm for people to pay attention, to announce something or someone important, to get the people to prepare.
Isaiah 21:6, “For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.”
Paul stated he desires to produce films and help upcoming film students create films on a wide variety of subjects, from a Christian worldview, that will entertain families while building godly Christian character. He hopes his films will evangelize the lost and bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.
I also found these statements and scriptures about the person he is and what his mission is on his Watchman Pictures website. Clearly he desires to point people to God:
“The mission of Watchman Pictures, then, is very simple, good stories well told, that communicate powerful ideas based on Truth, that entertains and edifies the viewer. All of this I will do in full dependence upon the Lord’s providence and gracious empowering, for without Him I can do nothing.”
Psalm 127:1, “Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”
Be sure to go to his “About” page at Watchman Pictures to read more about his company, the services they offer, films in development, and the films he has helped create.
Watchman Pictures said on the Princess Cut website, that they are working on a couple of sequels to this movie that will follow Grace’s life in marriage and raising a family. They asked the Christian viewers to keep them in their prayers as they write, budget, and produce the next movies.
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Homeschool Review Crew
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