We’ve been watching a few movies on break. All of these are available on DVD.

*Confessions Of A Shopaholic

Okay, I was very hesitant to watch this one. However, I was looking for a movie that I would be able to watch with my daughter, sooo . . .

Much to my surprise this comedy/drama taught HUGE value lessons about how we handle money and specifically credit cards. At the end I asked my daughter, “So what did you learn from this movie?” And she replied, “That you shouldn’t use credit cards!”

Watch this one with your family.

*Gran Torino

I personally think this may be Clint Eastwood’s best performance. It is not for the faint of heart. Rated R and fulfilling that rating with foul language and extreme racial slurs make this for adults only.

The movie’s redeeming factor is its redemption story (which is almost always missing from Eastwood’s projects). In “Torino” Eastwood ends up being nothing short of a type of Christ and should encourage us all to ask ourselves how we can be more like Jesus with our neighbors.

*New In Town

I had low expectations for this movie. However, about 1/3 of the way into the plot I realized that once again, I was seeing the importance of how the Jesus life is lived out. Eventually, the lead character (played by Renee Zellweger) has her life transformed by the transformative power of those living around her.

Watch this one and ask the question, “How is Jesus well represented and how is He poorly presented?”

Watched any movies lately that you can recommend?