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I'm In Love With A Church Girl (2013)



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Cars. Good looks. Mansions. Money. Women. Miles Montego has it all. Including a past. He was king of the streets as a high-level drug trafficker, and although he has tried to move on, the DEA isn't convinced. Miles is still rolling with his old friends and colleagues, and the feds are certain he has not fully retired from his criminal past. When Miles meets Vanessa Leon, a woman who is different than every other woman he's met, he is drawn to her beauty and her faith. She is a "church girl" in every sense of the word. Increasingly, he is torn between a life that he knows and a love that he feels. As Vanessa experiences his lavish lifestyle, mobster-type friends, gun play, and encounters with past women, Vanessa must reconcile her faith in God and her growing love for Miles. Both 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 that brings him on his knees to face God one-on-one. I'M IN LOVE WITH A CHURCH GIRL is a powerful, inspiring story of a love between a man and a woman, a gift of second chances, and a family at home and in church that never stops praying and believing.(c) Official Sitemore
Rating: PG (for thematic elements, a scene of violence, some suggestive content and brief language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Galley Alexander Molina
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On DVD: Jan 14, 2014
Box Office: $2.4M
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Adrienne Bailon
as Vanessa Leon
Ja Rule
as Miles Montego
Michael Madsen
as Frank Harris
as Martin DeLaFuente
Stephen Baldwin
as Jason McDaniels
Vincent Pastore
as Nicholas Halston
Martin Kove
as Terry Edgemond
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

Even having God on the production team can't save this 'Church Girl' from its heavy-handed sermonizing.

Full Review… | October 21, 2013
Top Critic

This overlong drama plays like a threefold infomercial: for Christianity, the cheesy resort chain Sandals and Jeff "Ja Rule" Atkins, the rapper-turned-actor playing drug kingpin Miles Montego.

Full Review… | October 18, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

A message film with the narrative sophistication of a recruiting pamphlet.

Full Review… | October 17, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Suffers from the same ills as too many movies that preach to the choir: a laborious length, formulaic plot and dialogue and, disappointing for a film that stars a rapper, a stock score.

Full Review… | October 17, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

We're apparently supposed to root for these two to make it, although Vanessa is outlandishly jealous and pushy.

Full Review… | October 17, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

There is no reason a film with an agenda can't also be engaging or thought-provoking. But what we have here is not so much a movie as a blunt Sunday sermon.

Full Review… | October 17, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for I'm In Love With A Church Girl

Excellent performance from Mr.Ja Rule. I'd watch it again most definitely. Ja Rule can act! Let me find out. Hahaha

Jennifer Torres

Prayer won't save this one. Ja Rule stars as Miles, a reformed drug trafficker who is wanting to go legitimate but finds himself struggling with temptations from his past life. Miles remains incredibly loyal to his old circle of friends who are all still involved in the world of drugs even though he himself has given up that lifestyle. The feds, though, don't really believe Miles is going clean ... and they keep a close watch on all of his activities. As Miles tries to remain a clean law-abiding citizen, he meets pretty Vanessa (Adrienne Bailon - 'The Cheetah Girls') whom he would like to get to know better and date. Miles believes himself to be rather studly and cannot believe Vanessa doesn't simply swoon and grovel at his feet; but he soon finds out the girl is virtuous and quite pious as she is the titular "Church Girl". The man has to strive to earn her love ... and he has to become a better man in order to do so. The film has rather poor production values, the entire cast is weak (it co-stars Stephen Baldwin!) and the storyline isn't convincing. The film really wishes it were a respectable one with an uplifting moral message ... but it is horribly clunky. With a title like this, it is no surprise that the film can come across as rather "preachy". While I do not mind a Sunday sermon, I don't want one in a theater ... and if I do get one in a theater, I want it to at least be well put together.

Booooooooo worst movie of the year........ thiz movie made me want to slit my wrist n throat at the same damn time!!!!

khalvic brown

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