Christian Mingle, the Movie

If you loved God’s Not Dead as much as I do, you’re gonna love Christian Mingle: The Movie. And no, I didn’t make that up. This is an actual movie that comes out in a couple months about a young woman who pretends to be a Christian to meet a hot guy, then of course gets saved and becomes an actual Christian. Here’s the trailer:

I’m finding it highly amusing that on top of the Christian music industry (mostly for bands too lame to make it without that identifier) and the Christian book industry (especially the Christian self-help books, which are even worse than the non-Christian self-help books), we now have a Christian movie industry pumping out predictable, suburb-friendly mush like this. But God’s Not Dead set the bar pretty high on the unintentional comedy scale, so they’ve got a hard act to follow.


  1. doublereed says

    Thoughts while watching trailer:

    Uhh… okay…
    That’s not very funny.
    Is she going to be Jewish or nonreligious? Nonspecific?
    That wasn’t funny either.
    Did he just woo her by saying “family. joy.”?
    I wonder if they ever talk about gay people in this film.
    Wait I know him.
    Stephen Tobolowsky?!
    That wasn’t funny either.
    How long is this trailer?
    Oh god the trailer has the best parts of the movie doesn’t it?

  2. tuibguy says

    Yes, I was surprised about the Corbin Bernsen thing, too, and John Hurley. The production company is “Home Theater Films,” are they just admitting defeat that this will go straight to video?

  3. Trebuchet says

    I refuse to watch the trailer this early in the morning. Is the film related to the “Christian Mingle” website? The one with the creepy ads constantly on cable? At least they’re no longer running that REALLY creepy jingle.

  4. says

    List of unknown not even B list actors- check
    Washed up actor/director- check
    90 min infomercial for religion- check
    Mediocre production value- check
    Millions of unintentional laughs- check

  5. says


  6. raven says

    It sounds perfectly yucky. I’m not watching the trailer. Life is too short for that.

    1. I could see how they could jazz the plot up though. The guy joins the Army of god, a US xian terrorist organization with a few kills on their resume. He and his squad blow up a biology building at a major US research university, killing a few dozen Darwinists.

    (Or you could change it to Planned Parenthood, an astronomical observatory, or history building.)

    2. They join a Rapture Ready cult and withdraw from the world. The woman has 15 kids while waiting for jesus to come back.

  7. raven says

    I’m wondering where are the schlocky “C” list atheist movies.

    And decided it is probably a good thing they don’t exist.

    Movies like god is not dead and Christian Mingle are the atheist movies. Anyone with intelligence and education is going to wonder whether xianity causes brain damage and unwatchable movies. It’s Reefer Madness for religion.

  8. Pierce R. Butler says

    That shameless hussy actually shows a full INCH of cleavage!!1!

    * Studies displayed frame very intently *

    TWO INCHES!1!1!

    And they expect Real Christians© to bring their Real Christian Kids™ to watch such raw porno???

    Somebody ought to picket their studio with signs so they’ll know:

    God Hates Tits!®

  9. Anthony K says

    List of unknown not even B list actors- check

    Stephen Tobolowsky and Morgan Fairchild aren’t unknowns. Haven’t heard Fairchild’s name since the 80’s, but Tobolowsky playing the goofy boss is as consistent as sunrise.

    The trailer was nothing special, but so what? Given this at a theatre vs. yet another reboot of a superhero franchise I couldn’t give two shits about because I grew up on Archie, not Sharkman, or the Rascal, or Metabeaver or whatever, I might see this.

    (Okay, I probably wouldn’t see this. But if I have to see one more fucking cameo by Stan Lee then cinema is well and truly dead and deserves no mourning.)

  10. Anthony K says

    Blockquote fail.

    I’m wondering where are the schlocky “C” list atheist movies.
    And decided it is probably a good thing they don’t exist.

    Well, The Ledge only got 14% on Rotten Tomatoes.

  11. weatherwax says

    #9 “That shameless hussy actually shows a full INCH of cleavage!!”

    That’s nothing. When they pan out you can see her ankles!! HER ANKLES!!!

  12. says

    Bersen makes an appearance on The Young and the Restless every few months. Lots of fornication, adultery etc. on a soap, so maybe this film is just a way to make money. I’m sure the production company is happy to have a semifamous name to point to. “See, he was on a big show in the ’80s, and now he’s supporting the Lord!” Don’t forget that Michael York appeared in The Omega Code, a Christian thriller, and its sequel, in between doing various mainstream Hollywood gigs, including the Austin Powers movies.

  13. brucemartin says

    I’m still waiting for someone to do a remake of gods not dead as a zombie satire for Easter. Then Christian mingle could be remade as the scene from the gospel when the dead rise from their graves and mingle with the people they knew. It’s the new genre of Christian horror movie satires.

  14. teawithbertrand says

    Sometimes we’re waiting for god to make the next move while he’s saying it’s our turn to act.


  15. says

    Is it really April? Like maybe the first day of?

    When I was a kid the good, hot Christian girls slutted themselves up to be with the bad boys.
    Have things really changed this much? … Probably not.

  16. catbutler says

    Does that make it reverse missionary dating? Cuz I’m pretty sure that only standard missionary position is allowable.

  17. Reginald Selkirk says

    Continuing the checklist:

    One black coworker character with “token” stamped on her forehead – check.

    What’s with the sudden reflux of lame Christian movies? Has something changed about the economics of movie making to make this possible?

  18. magistramarla says

    I’ve been going to water aerobics at the local neighborhood pool (Texas) this summer.
    I had to pretend that I had accidentally swallowed some water and choked when I heard one of the ladies recommending “god is not dead” and “heaven is for real” to the others as good family movies to take the kids or grandkids to see.

  19. says

    I follow Morgan Fairchild on Twitter and for the most part she’s great there (a recent retweet from Ghost Hunters was disappointing), so she’s the biggest surprise for me. But then she’s an older woman in Hollywood who isn’t Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren so she probably doesn’t have exactly the pick of plum acting roles to choose from.

  20. sugarfrosted says

    ChristianMingle is hilarious. Their owners, Spark Networks, own a bunch of dating services.


    I look forward to the sequel where a guy goes on to try to find hot women, then ends up putting on blackface and speaking an incorrect stereotype version of African-American English.

  21. matty1 says

    A thought just struck me, is the existence of ‘Christian’ movies, dating sites, pop etc basically an admission that they are not the majority? If they were as numerous as is sometimes claimed surely Christian would be the default and not need separate marketing.

  22. doublereed says


    Nah. Less religious liberal Christians don’t care enough about religion to go specifically to a Christian site (unlike say, liberal Muslims and Jews who still might like the exclusivity). So a site like ChristianMingle sounds like it’s more specifically for conservatives and more religious people.

    Of course, being serious about religion is not attractive, even if you are serious about religion (see link below). Religion is just not sexy.

  23. martinc says

    @ 16

    Sometimes we’re waiting for god to make the next move while he’s saying it’s our turn to act.

    From the zany quiz “Christian Movie Quote or 9/11 Bomber Quote?”

  24. busterggi says

    “Religion is just not sexy.”

    Are you unaware of all the porn sites about Catholic schollgirls?

  25. Abdul Alhazred says

    But seriously folks … how many men do you suppose have done something like that to get laid?

  26. DaveL says

    Sometimes we’re waiting for god to make the next move while he’s saying it’s our turn to act.

    So what happens if it turns out you’re a terrible actor?

  27. freehand says

    DaveL says: So what happens if it turns out you’re a terrible actor?
    Then your career in the Christian movie industry is assured.

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