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 Site
PG (for thematic elements, a scene of violence, some suggestive content and brief language)
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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
Jeff "Ja Rule" Atkins
as Miles Montego
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Critic Reviews for I'm In Love With A Church Girl

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

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

Full Review… | October 21, 2013
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For myself and most folks expecting a movie, it is too transparent an infomercial for the church to move the mountain.

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

The movie had a strong Christian message, which I felt was consistent with its aim. Some of the actors did a good job. Ja Rule and Adrianne Bailon did quite well in their roles. I think it was beautifully filmed and the music, though intrusive at times, was well done. But there were some problems with the film. Some of the supporting roles were unevenly acted. Some of the timelines felt off ... I found myself wondering, how could all of this happen in one day? Or how can the police investigation continue when the police chief clearly did not want it to continue? But overall, I think it was a decent movie and I enjoyed it. I hope that the director continues to hone his craft and make more films. I also hope to see Ja Rule and Adrianne in other films, whether separately or together.

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I have seen parts of it and i admit it's nice to see a pretty church girl who falls for a thug. however, it's a bit too literal. All Vanessa does is talk about church. It feels more like a church infomercial than an actual movie. The message about church seems to get drummed in our heads. I wish the movie were more authentic. If you are looking for a cheesy love story, then i guess this would do.

Morgan Bane
Morgan Bane

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

Jennifer Torres
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