Promises to Keep

Deb’s Dozen: A long ago romance, two kids in love, faith comes between them.

Rarely do I review movies, but this film powerfully touched me. Promises to Keep is a story of unrequited love, two happy marriages, a new generation romance, and the dividing factor of faith.

Many years ago, Jonathan was in love with Evelyn, but Jon was a devout Catholic, and Evelyn had left the faith. Torn apart by that difference, they each went their separate ways. Both married, happily, and had a child. Now, many years later, their paths cross again.

Jon’s daughter and Evelyn’s son have fallen in love. However, Lisa is strong in her faith, and Aaron basically has none. When Lisa breaks up with him for that reason, Aaron confronts his mom about why they don’t go to church. Evelyn tells him he was baptized Catholic which sets him on a path of discovery of who and whose he is.

In the beginning scenes of the movie, Tom, Evelyn’s husband dies. She is totally distraught and angry when Jon comes on a condolences visit. Things progress from there, but faith is the “elephant in the room.” As the two of them realize they still love each other, faith brings conflict challenges, and angst. Confiding a long held from Jon secret, Evelyn is astonished when Jon says, “There is nothing you could ever do that I would not forgive you for.”

You will want to view this movie. I guarantee you will be touched and encouraged no matter your faith. I give this movie five stars!

Adams PR Group sent me a screener of Promises to Keep, but I was in no way obligated to write a review.

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