Christian date film wins praise

Reviews are in for Christian Mingle: The Movie, which released on DVD January 13, and audiences agree the new romantic comedy starring Lacey Chabert (Party of Five, Mean Girls) provides the perfect Valentine’s Day entertainment:


The Dove Foundation called this movie a “sweet romantic comedy” and Ted Baehr, publisher of, said it had “great heart” and was “laugh-out-loud funny.” Focus on the Family’s Plugged In gave it 4.5 out of 5 and said, “there’s a clear and unforced Gospel presentation.”

Taking viewers on a laughter-filled adventure to discover love and happiness, Christian Mingle: The Movie stars Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, Party of Five) as Gwyneth Hayden, a 30-something marketing executive with a top-notch career, killer wardrobe, dream apartment and great friends – she thinks the only thing missing is a man. In a moment of inspired desperation, she fills out a profile on the dating website hoping to find Mr. Right, “God’s match” for her. However, Gwyneth’s attempts at impressing her dream guy end in disaster when he calls her out on her “faux faith.” In an honest realization, she sees her superficial life for what it really is, which leads Gwyneth down a path toward fulfilling the true desires of her heart with “life-changing” love.

Author Debra K. Fileta M.A., LPC partnered with Christian Mingle: The Movie to write a discussion guide about discovering true love. The guide can be downloaded at

The film, produced by Bernsen’s Home Theater Films, boasts an all-star cast in addition to Chabert including Stephen Tobolowsky (Ground Hog Day, Thelma and Louise), John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, All My Children), David Keith (Officer and a Gentleman, U571), Morgan Fairchild (Chuck, Friends), and Jonathan Patrick Moore (The L.A. Complex, The Mistletones). The film also features music from chart-topping music artists including Toby Mac, Mandisa, Shawn McDonald and City Harbor.

Christian Mingle: The Movie is available now on DVD, with bonus features including bloopers, behind-the-scenes extras, commentary with Bernsen and Chabert, and a discussion guide written by Debra Fileta (Author of True Love Dates). For more information or to see the trailer, go to

About Home Theater Films: Home Theater Films’ goal is to strengthen family and community – the foundation of any society – through exciting, thought provoking storytelling that inspires discussion, and the creation of new tools to restore and rebuild home, community and a better world.

About ChristianMingle: ChristianMingle® ( is the largest and most trusted online community for Christian singles. In addition, ChristianMingle is a part of Gospel Media Group®, a premier network of online Christian resources which is also comprised of® (, an inspirational faith-based lifestyle destination designed to serve the Christian community and help Christians build and live the life God intended, (,™ ( and™ (

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