I thought Love Different was above average for a low-budget Christian film. Anthony Hackett showed an acting range beyond his intensity in Crisis Call, and I'm going to check out his other films. He also gets my thumbs up for directing. The premise that a white girl lands in black workplace and needs culture training is believable and opens doors for the main characters to explore faith and the human condition through race and family. The people and situations they encounter are varied and fun, and they help drive the plot. Many scenes are stereotypical, but that's anticipated in a race-exploring film, and there's enough depth in the characters' lives with her undisciplined son and his stagnant marriage to balance out the thinner elements. There are some scenes where actors seek humor by pushing a situation beyond their skills, but that's excusable in a low-budget exercise. I found the ending satisfying, and I recommend seeing the whole movie to judge for yourself. I'd call it about a 6.5 film overall versus 8-9 big-budget blockbusters, then I add the extra points for the crucial reminder to think in terms of higher powers.
Lindsay Walker, a Caucasian woman who grew up in a small, all Caucasian town, gets a job at an African American consulting firm and finds herself in a complete culture shock. An African ...
May 28, 2020