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Has Anyone Seen 'I’m In Love With A Church Girl’ Starring Ja Rule, Which Opens This Weekend?

by Sergio
October 19, 2013 4:07 PM
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I'm In Love With a Church Girl

There are so many independent black films being made that for us to cover that, occasionally, one slips through the cracks - like I’m In Love With A Church Girl starring Jeff Atkins (AKA Ja Rule) and Adrienne Bailon.

No need to tell you what the premise of the film is about, since the title and trailer below pretty much does the job; but the film actually opened this past Friday in theaters (not anywhere near me for sure) and we are only now writing about it (although Tambay did quickly mention it in passing in his overview of black films opening this month, earlier this week).

Suffice it to say that the $3 million dollar production - the first feature film directed by Steve Race (who has a number of stand up comedy specials to his credit) from a script written by Galley Molina (who executive produced those comedy specials directed by Race) - sort of slipped under the radar.

So if anyone saw it this weekend, can you tell us what you thought of it?

Here’s the trailer:

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  • Mollymolly | May 4, 2014 6:07 PMReply

    I find this movie a bad example for Christian women. It's like telling them that it's okay to date non-christian guys and that the Lord will move and flip the guy's views. There is nothing wrong for a girl who desires a man to be a christian like her, but she didn't focus on what God says about guarding your heart. The verses are there in the movie, but I must say that a christian girl must practice being clothed with dignity. I find the scenes where she is in short dresses, being touched by the man in her legs and the kissing scenes a little off from the acts of a true Christian girl. It's not like an ideal dating that God has designed. They started their relationship, based on their feelings, not on what God really says. I also don't like how the parents of the Christian girls questioned the man for not being a christian. I find the movie a hypocrite one.
    *Just my view. I do not mean to offend anyone. also, don't mean to judge the person behind this, just saying that it is crucial for girls since it is public.

  • paula campbell | October 21, 2013 3:49 PMReply

    Loved it. Left the movie on a high. My kids loved it and wants to see it again, so do I. I think everyone should support this movie. Awesome to see a well written, clean and excellent movie. I give it the thumbs up.

  • sergio | October 21, 2013 12:59 PMReply

    Hey are you getting the feeling that PR people working on the film are making comments on this post?

  • Bforreal | October 22, 2013 10:22 PM

    Certainly seems like it.

  • Akimbo | October 21, 2013 1:24 PM

    What post?

  • ab | October 21, 2013 12:14 PMReply

    the movie was great i was impressed ja rule did a great job oscar worthy and his co star adrienne was amazing i loved the movie

  • Positive | October 21, 2013 11:31 AMReply

    Wow ! What a great movie! The movie was definately intended to reach the audience of people of all walks of life! It was inspiring, encouraging, motivating, faith and hope based with love for all! Very Uplifting. All in which we do not get enough of in the Theatres! Do see it for yourself.

  • Just | October 21, 2013 8:45 AMReply

    I wouldn't have seen this movie if it was free. Somehow, holler-wood and film producers think sticking a rapper in a show will make it a success. The premise/title of the movie isn't even interesting.

  • Hope77 | October 21, 2013 3:57 AMReply

    Wait... Black movie? Because a black man starred in it? Really? And please do not compare this to a Tyler Perry movie... Just hush! I love Tyler Perry movies. This "I'm in love with a church girl" movie... I'm still trying to see how I can get my $10 back. I went in expecting cheesy Christian movie, but nothing prepare me for the embarrassment. I've got no doubt the intentions were golden... But I think the message that was communicated was awful and probably not the intent of the producer. Seriously still trying to figure out how to put into words how I feel about this film... But I'm embarrassed, disappointed, and disgusted by how this otherwise powerful story was portrayed. Cheesy, and pointless. I probably make little sense... But for what it's worth, there are my 2 cents. ;)

  • Bforreal | October 20, 2013 6:31 PMReply

    Looks completely terrible and awful. And this pointless piece of crap made more money and got a wider release than 12 Years a Slave this weekend. I really don't understand black moviegoers. I don't.

  • Rocket | October 21, 2013 4:25 PM

    I'm a black movie goer. I'm not interested in another black church film. I'm also not interested in seeing a film where a black woman gets beaten to the point where her skin comes off.

    People choose to spend their money on films for their own reasons. What's hard to understand about that?

  • Scripttease | October 21, 2013 1:12 AM

    Maybe Black Moviegoers are just tired of the Slave, Butler, Help, Black Struggle type of films, but still chose to support a Black Film anyways. I'm sure '12 Years a Slave is a top notch film, but all Black Folks are not interested in constantly seeing these types of films. And that includes people who know their History inside and out. Just a theory.

  • jayme | October 20, 2013 6:09 PMReply

    Ja: "Tired of bein' alone." Church Girl: "Yeah, yeah." Ja: "Sick of arguin' on the phone." Church Girl: "Yeah, yeah."

  • Phred G. | October 20, 2013 3:51 PMReply

    WOW!!! Based on the current posts the film either sucks or is prime Oscar-bait. Will go see this week. Just hoping the Tyler-Perry-Template (good boy/girl encounters bad boy/girl---God intervenes---cue sunbeams and choir) isn't applied too heavily. ijs.

  • Royce | October 20, 2013 9:45 AMReply

    I went to see the movie and it was great. God is good to deliver the bad to good.

  • Teresa | October 20, 2013 9:42 AMReply

    The movie was great. Go and enjoy yourself.

  • Teresa | October 20, 2013 9:37 AMReply

    I went to see the movie on Friday, October 18th. The movie was excellent Ja Rule and Adrienne you all did a good job. I was sitting at the movies crying and excited about the change lives. The movie actually shows the ones that do not believe just hold on because god is good.

  • BluTopaz | October 21, 2013 8:18 PM


    oh hold up--you are serious?

  • Alejandro | October 20, 2013 8:43 AMReply

    No need to the trailer portrays how sufficiently awful it is

  • Tee | October 20, 2013 9:39 AM

    God forgive u can do the same just be for real.

  • Steven Flores | October 19, 2013 5:18 PMReply

    Uh... why would anyone want to see some has-been rapper doing a remake of his stupid video that did w/ Ashanti that was a bad remake of "Grease"?

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