Thursday, September 26, 2013


Hi Guys,

I have been writing book reviews for years now, but I'm doing something a bit different here. This time I'm posting a movie review. The name of the movie is "I'm in Love with a Church Girl." 

Here's my review:

ICG_OS_Final_04Miles Montego has it all: good looks, women and enough money to buy anything he wants. But, he has a past that he can’t seem to put past him. The former drug trafficker is constantly under watch by the DEA  who believe he’s still involved in criminal activity.

He meets Vanessa Leon, a “church girl” who is beautiful and unlike any other girl he has ever met. He is drawn to her good looks and captivated by her faith in God, but he can’t tear himself away from his lavish and dangerous lifestyle.

Vanessa, who falls in love with Miles, is exposed to his mobster-type friends and their sense of fun which isn’t much fun for her at all. As she falls deeper in love with Miles, she has to reconcile her faith in God with her love for Miles. Her faith is tested many times.

Meanwhile, Miles also struggles with his love for Vanessa as he continues to hang out with his friends. Before he changes, he has to deal with the death of his mother, federal charges brought against him, the indictments of his friends, and the experience of almost losing Vanessa in a car accident. When he can take it no longer, he has a spiritual breakdown and a one-on-one confrontation on his knees with God.

This movie is based on the true story of Pastor Galley Molina, who found God while serving time in prison on federal drug trafficking charges, and he wrote a book by the same title while behind bars. When he got out of prison he eventually became involved in the ministry and today serves as the worship pastor for the Evergreen Valley Church in San Jose, CA.

The movie features international rap and hip hop star Jeff ‘Ja Rule’ Atkins (“The Fast and the Furious”), Adrienne Bailon (The Cheetah Girls), Michael Madsen (“Reservoir Dogs”), Toby Mac (dcTalk), Martin Kove (“Rambo” and “The Karate Kid’), Stephen Baldwin (“The Usual Suspects”), hip hop artist T-Bone, and Vincent Pastore (“Good Fellas” and “The Sopranos”). 

I haven’t seen the movie but I have watched the trailer. If the movie is any bit as good as the trailer and the back story that goes with it, then I would say it would be worthwhile to watch it. Written by Pastor Galley Molina and produced by Reverence Gospel Media, the movie will be released October 18, 2013 and is rated PG for thematic elements, a scene of violence, some suggestive content and brief language.


Romelle Broas said...

I'm intrigued, Christine. I'd like to watch this movie. It hits home since it takes place in San Jose, CA, ehich is somewhat close to me. Thanks for sharing.

Christine M. Irvin said...

Romelle, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my review and comment on it. Yes, the movie sounds like a good one.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy movies based on true stories -- when they're done well.

J.L. Campbell said...

Interesting review. Not much of a movie watcher myself, but it's pretty cool that it's based on fact.

I've been wondering what happened to Jah Rule. Haven't heard much of anything about him in recent times.

Christine M. Irvin said...

Milo and J. L., thanks to both of you for stopping by and commenting on the review.