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Christian Mingle The Movie Preview 

Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]

At first blush, this would look like dangerously preachy territory for a romcom, but rest easy. It’s a sweet film starring Lacey Chabert and shepherded by Psych‘s Corbin Bernsen, who directs his own screenplay. [Note: It was produced in partnership with its namesake website so there are ad placements in the film].

The storyline is simple–a desperately lonely young professional has just about given up on finding the “one” when she learns she is the last single standing among her girlfriends. Determined not to let that define her, she registers with a Christian dating website in a last-ditch effort to find a nice guy. She does find one, but she also finds something else that was missing in her life–a faith in something more, and a purpose. And the nice guy learns to take a look at his life, too.

Also along for the ride are Jonathan Patrick Moore (The L.A. Complex), Saidah Arrika Ekulona (The 100 and Glee), Stephen Tobolowsky, Morgan Fairchild, David Keith, and Bernsen himself.

Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television
Photo Credit: UP Television

I love that Chabert is in such demand for these movies. We last saw her twice in December on Hallmark and UP, and she has another new film for Hallmark Channel next weekend. Christian Mingle is a funny, kind mainstream comedy with an added layer of the church in play. There are heartfelt moments as Chabert’s character faces the challenges of adopting a faith and realizes that opening herself up to a belief system has to be navigated the same as any other new relationship. One word of warning–if you’re church averse, this may not be your speed. Jesus is discussed throughout. Just a heads up.

Christian Mingle The Movie premieres Sunday at 7/6c on UP Television. You can also purchase the movie directly on DVD. Here is a sneak peek:

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