Title: One Lucky Lady (2007; TV-G)
Director: Dave Christiano
Series: 7th Street Theater, Season 1
Major Themes: Purity
Synopsis: When the topic comes up of whether it’s wrong or not to kiss before marriage, everyone at 7th Street Theatre reacts differently—is there a right choice? Why is Jack refusing to tell his opinion?
When I was 14, my Mom, a few brothers and I took a three-week trip back home to visit family and attend an aunt’s wedding. During that time, I spent a few days at my cousin’s home catching up on the three years since I’d last seen them, and they introduced me to the movie Pamela’s Prayer. As all four of us girls lay side by side on their double bed, watching the movie on their 10-inch DVD player, my heart was challenged. The standard of purity in that story was incredible, compared to the looser standard we generally see in the world and “normal” movies. And later, when they slid One Lucky Lady into the drawer, I realized I wasn’t the only one that thought so.
Today, as I listen to the California Quail calling “Chi-ca-go” somewhere in the trees behind me, I’m challenged again by the standard shared in these two DVDs. One Lucky Lady is a response to Pamela’s Prayer, an episode from Season One of the series 7th Street Theater written and directed by Dave Christiano.
As the members of the 7th Street Theater discuss Pamela’s Prayer, they almost unanimously come to the conclusion that the standard is too high to expect in today’s world. Everyone, that is, except Jack—who refuses to tell how old he was when he kissed his first girl. As each person thinks about the movie, they are individually challenged about their own history—was it really in their best interests to kiss when they were younger? What happens when Jack is finally forced to tell his story? Is the standard of waiting until the wedding to have the first kiss actually more desirable today than anyone wants to admit? Is this the kind of purity everyone desires, but few ever show?
One Lucky Lady isn’t quite as good as Pamela’s Prayer, but I’d rate it a close second in the genre. While not as entertaining as most movies, it is an interesting look at different viewpoints on the subject, and has a satisfying ending.
WARNING: Mentions the potential problems after having that first kiss—how little things can build toward committing fornication and then having children to deal with. Not explicit at all.
Ages 10 – 12, 12 – 15, 15 and Above, Adults, Family Friendly