Film Review: ‘I’m in Love with a Church Girl’

Miles Montego Ja Rule has it all – cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past. Miles is a retired high level drug trafficker who is now completely legitimate. Even though Miles has turned over a new leaf, the DEA can’t seem to let him out of their sights. Miles’ only downfall is that he is extremely loyal to his circle of friends and former colleagues who are not retired from the lucrative business. Struggling to keep on the right side of the law, Miles meets the girl of his dreams, but she’s not the usual type of girl that he’s used to dating. Vanessa Adrienne Bailon is a church girl in every sense of the word. They are tested to their last ounce of faith and strength in God and each other. God continues to chip away at Miles through struggles from his past, having to live up to his reputation, feelings of unworthiness, the death of his mother, federal charges, his friends being indicted, the strain on his relationship with Vanessa, almost losing her in a near fatal car accident, and finally the spiritual breakdown and one on one with God that brings Miles to his knees. Director: Steve Race. Writer: Galley Molina.

I’m in Love with a Church Girl (2013)

The bad-boy drug-trafficker; the devout girl of faith. The church, the club, the interrogation room. Throw in Stephen Baldwin as a detective and not one but two appearances from Christian rappers, and we at least have all the right ingredients for a promising movie. But when you actually put it together and project it on the screen, the film gets in the way of the story it was trying to share. I can’t possibly begin to tackle here why it seems so hard to make a great Christian film.

But one thing I’ve noticed consistently is that the message seems to get in its own way.

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October 17, Reviews. Yet despite his best efforts to seem like an intimidating tough guy, Rule always came off as a bit of a sweetheart. Rule plays Miles Montego, a mild-mannered former kingpin who has segued smoothly into a new career as a concert promoter and all-around musical maven. Then one day he meets Vanessa Leon pop star Adrienne Bailon through his Jesus-loving stockbroker Nicholas Halston Vincent Pastore and is absolutely transfixed by her winning combination of grating perkiness and relentless sermonizing.

A man used to sleeping with a harem of beautiful, undemanding women happily enters into a sex-free relationship with a woman who never stops badgering him to find God and walk in faith. Rule cuts such a meek figure as Montego that all he needs is a slight nudge to turn his seemingly charmed yet ostensibly empty life over to Christ, yet the film subjects him to the trials of Job in order to get him to change.

First, it gives him an unexpectedly dying mother whose deathbed wish is for Montego to find Christ, as she always intended. As a rapper, Rule was fueled by demonic, out-of-control energy, but here, he delivers such a sleepy performance that he always seems on the verge of a pleasant nap. Stephen Baldwin fills the energy and charisma vacuum with a wonderfully misguided, over-the-top performance as driven, Jesus-loving lawman Jason McDaniels, a renegade intent on bringing Montego and his crew down.

It has the glossy look of a Lifetime television movie and lots of helicopter shots, but the creakiness of its storytelling and its unabashed preachiness betray its origins as a film designed to proselytize more than entertain.

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The film was released in theaters on October 18, Reviews from mainstream media were negative while the response from Christian media was more positive. Wealthy drug dealer Miles Montego meets a nice Christian girl, Vanessa Leon, at a mutual friend’s house, and the two hit it off and start a relationship. Miles tells Vanessa that he used to be a drug dealer, but now wants to change his life.

At first she is reluctant, but accepts it, assuming that he will start having faith in God.

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Skip to Content. Strong faith-based messages: God can transform a man’s life; even the most notorious criminal can have a change of heart through the grace of God, and other Bible-based themes. Vanessa is a loving, supportive Christian woman. She wants to help Miles turn his life to God and make their relationship one based on faith and trust. Miles is really trying to be a legitimate concert promoter and to leave his shady dealings in the past; he’s also very loyal to his old friends.

A few kisses and mentions of sex in addition to a sensual Bible verse from Song of Solomon as well as one scene in which a provocatively dressed woman flirts and snuggles up to Miles. Miles admits he slept with a woman he introduces to Vanessa. Miles drives a Bentley that is shown in many scenes, and there’s a lingering close-up of the Lamborghini a pastor drives into the church parking lot.

Vanessa drives a Sebring convertible.

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I’m In Love With A Church Girl. Miles Montego (Ja Rule) has it all – cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past.

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Good looks. Miles Montego has it all. Including a past. Miles is still rolling with his old friends and colleagues, and the feds are certain he has not fully retired from his criminal past.

I m in love with a church girl cast. Views Read Edit View history.. Boyz ii men i do lyrics. Church Goer Don Weaver Prison Guard Joe Basso.

A lot of them are created by producers who needed to pray over their motion pictures before they release them. There have been many faith-based films that have fallen short of glory, but a few actually are actually good. Should this Jam The Hype writer jam the hype? I think it depends on how you look at it. Montego falls in love with a church girl, named Vanessa Leon Adrienne Bailon , so hard that he has to switch up his usual dating approach if he wants to be with her.

Leon has his heart and God uses her to lead him to the light.

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Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. With all the hammer-to-the-head subtlety of a Kirk Cameron film, I’m in Love With a Church Girl is wall-to-wall Jesus shilling, which, in and of itself, isn’t that bizarre. There’s a large, thriving market out there for movies based around the promotion of God’s morals through conflicted characters who gradually see the light and turn all preacher man or woman right before the end credits roll.

Yes, that’s Jeffrey “Ja Rule” Atkins as he’s billed here playing Miles Montego, the “biggest drug trafficker in Northern California,” alongside former 3LW member and Rob Kardashian wifey Adrienne Bailon as Vanessa, a devout “woman of faith” who works in a faith-based product store, where, amongst other holy merchandise, CDs from popular Christian rapper T-Bone are sold.

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