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LOVE AT THE LODGE

"Pro-Marriage Story Marred by Romantic Values"

What You Need To Know:

LOVE AT THE LODGE is a romance movie on UPtv. It follows Emma, an aggressive, up-and-coming corporate attorney trying to make partner at her firm. Emma gets trapped by inclement weather at a remote vacation lodge owned by Liam, an enthusiastic outdoorsman. Emma is offered a deal by her boss at the law firm. Persuade Liam to sell his beloved lodge to her boss’ cousin, a real estate developer, and Emma will make partner. Emma starts to carry out the plan, but a complication arises. She’s starting to fall in love with Liam.

LOVE AT THE LODGE has a contrived ending that undercuts the movie’s character buildup between the movie’s romantic leads. Also, the ending solves the plot problem in the story by an environmentalist solution promoting big government. In addition, LOVE AT THE LODGE has some false religion in it. The false religion and environmentalism in LOVE AT THE LODGE fits in well with the movie’s Romantic worldview, which promotes making decisions by your emotions. However, there is some strong moral content that promotes family, honoring parents and redemptive love.

Content:

(RoRo, EE, SoSo, ACap, FR, C, BB, L, A, M)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Romantic worldview promotes making decisions using your emotions, the plot problem is solved by an environmentalist viewpoint promoting big government, with an anti-capitalist spin, and some false religion includes a reference to the Hindu greeting “namaste,” a Non-Christian reference to meditation and mindfulness, and a groom’s mother performs the wedding ceremony and she mixes in the Christian description of love in 1 Corinthians 13 with some extra-biblical, though not necessarily anti-biblical, descriptions of love, mitigated by some moral elements promoting family, honoring parents, supporting redemptive love and marriage, and showing that moral values take precedence over materialist greed and ambition

Foul Language:
Three light profanities

Violence:
No violence

Sex:
No sex scenes, but an unmarried romantic couple stay overnight in the woods one evening, though nothing sexual happens, and they eventually get married

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
People drink wine briefly, and there’s a reference that a lodge is well stocked with alcohol for an upcoming conference

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Manipulation, deception for one’s own gain, and a reference to having a yoga session.

More Detail:

LOVE AT THE LODGE follows an aggressive, up-and-coming corporate attorney, who gets trapped by inclement weather at a remote vacation lodge owned by an enthusiastic outdoorsman named Liam but has a crisis of conscience when her boss asks her to convince Liam to sell his financially troubled lodge to a real estate developer. Airing on UPtv, LOVE AT THE LODGE has a contrived ending that undercuts the movie’s character buildup and has a strong Romantic worldview where the plot problem is solved by an environmentalist viewpoint supporting big government.

Emma, the up-and-coming attorney is at the lodge to prepare the facilities for a company retreat set up by her boss. However, an unexpected rainstorm shuts down the roads leading to and from the lodge. This forces Emma’s boss to cancel the retreat. The boss calls Emma and reveals the real purpose for having the retreat at Liam’s lodge. She was going to help Emma persuade Liam to sell his beloved lodge to a real estate developer who just happens to be her cousin. Now, it’s all up to Emma alone to persuade Liam, if she wants to make partner.

Meanwhile, Liam takes the opportunity to show Emma how beautiful nature and life away from her career can be. They start to fall for each other until the roads are unexpectedly cleared, and Emma’s boss demands a progress report. Emma convinces Liam to sell but loses him in the process.

Can Emma figure out a way to earn back Liam’s trust?

LOVE AT THE LODGE has a contrived ending that undercuts the movie’s character buildup between the movie’s two romantic leads. For example, the ending ends up casting a cloud on Liam’s desire to save the lodge, which has been in his family for generations. Also, the ending solves the plot problem in the story by an environmentalist solution promoting the power of big government.

In addition, LOVE AT THE LODGE has some false religion in it. This includes a reference to the Hindu greeting “namaste” and a Non-Christian reference to meditation and mindfulness. Plus, a groom’s mother performs a wedding ceremony, and she mixes the Christian description of love in 1 Corinthians 13 with some extra-biblical, though not necessarily anti-biblical, descriptions of love. The false religion and environmentalism in LOVE AT THE LODGE fits in well with the movie’s Romantic worldview, which promotes making decisions by your emotions.

On the positive side, however, LOVE AT THE LODGE has strong moral elements promoting family, honoring parents, supporting redemptive love and marriage, and showing that moral values take precedence over materialist greed and ambition. So, media-wise viewers might enjoy this content enough to overlook the movie’s worldview problems.

The rest of the movie is clean and relatively wholesome. So, all in all, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for this romance because of its worldview problems, but LOVE AT THE LODGE doesn’t offer enough solid entertainment to rate a better Quality rating.


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