"Promoting People Over Technology"
LOVE UNPLUGGED Review
When Matthew mis-texts Rebecca about making an offer on a house they might buy, they realize they have some issues to work out together. Then, a power outage forces them to talk to one another and spend time off their devices. They decide to go device-free at home to help them reconnect with each other.Posted by Movieguide on Friday, October 2, 2020
What You Need To Know:
LOVE UNPLUGGED is charming, funny and well made. It has a strong moral worldview stressing that people should take a step back from technology and cultivate real relationships. The movie also promotes stronger marriages. After unplugging their devices, the married couple deepens their connection with one another and falls in love all over again, making their marriage more fulfilling. Containing almost no objectionable content, LOVE UNPLUGGED is a good, wholesome movie for the whole family.
LOVE UNPLUGGED is a family-friendly comedy airing on UPtv about a young married couple that makes a pact to unplug from technology to help strengthen their relationship when a phone text causes some miscommunication between them and a blackout occurs. LOVE UNPLUGGED is a charming, funny, well-made movie with no crude content and incredibly positive messages supporting strong marriages and real relationships with friends and other people.
The story follows the lives of follows Rebecca and Matthew Jones, a young married couple. Rebecca is an insurance agent, on the hunt for their first home, while Matthew’s an English teacher who’s developing an app on the side with his friend, Jackson. Social media and technology are slowly but surely taking over their lives, and it’s clear that they’re not as connected as they used to be. Rebecca is constantly looking for houses and Matthew is always working on his app, not interested in spending money on a house when he could invest in his own project.
One day, Rebecca finds the perfect house. She texts Matthew to ask about making an offer. Matthew mis-texts her and tells Rebecca to go for it. Later that night, Rebecca and Matthew realize they miscommunicated.
The following evening, Rebecca and Matthew find themselves at home after work when a power outage happens. With all of their technology devices dead, the blackout gives Rebecca and Matthew a chance to re-connect and actually talk to one another. The two of them spend the evening playing board games and chatting, realizing this was one of the best nights they’ve had in a while.
Rebecca and Matthew then make a pact that, when they’re both home at the same time, they have to unplug from their devices. This will allow them to date each other again and learn how to use real life social skills. This pact doesn’t fly well with Matthew’s friend and co-app developer, Jackson. It also doesn’t sit well with Rebecca’s best friend, Amanda, who’s constantly using online dating apps to try and find the perfect man.
Will this time unplugged from technology help Rebecca and Matthew deepen their relationship and teach them what really matters in life? Could it also teach Jackson and Amanda some life lessons too?
LOVE UNPLUGGED is a charming, funny movie with incredibly positive messages. Even though it’s fairly predictable, it’s nice to see the characters constantly learning and changing throughout the story as they realize what’s truly important in life. The acting from the main characters is also good. They do a great job making a sometimes cheesy script not so cheesy.
LOVE UNPLUGGED has a strong moral worldview stressing that everyone should take a step back from technology and cultivate real relationships with other people. The movie also promotes stronger marriages. After unplugging their devices, the married couple deepens their connection with one another and falls in love all over again, making their marriage stronger and more fulfilling. Meanwhile, their two friends also find that love’s better when it’s unplugged. With almost no objectionable content, LOVE UNPLUGGED is a good, wholesome movie for the whole family.