I hadn't even heard of this movie until my friend invited me on Facebook to watch it. Being a fan of Ja Rule since "Holla Holla" came out in the late 90’s, I was really surprised when I saw Ja Rule’s name in the opening credits. The movie not only sends the message that changes can happen through Jesus but as well as the grace of His. Not only is this a great positive film for people struggling in their ways, it's a movie that can make you ask the question “Can God really change me and my life situation?" by just asking that question He already has. Even better is the fact that Ja Rule said in an interview that the character reflects his real life experience.
I'm in Love with a Church Girl was release in the United State on the 18 October 2013
Miles Montego (Ja Rule) has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past. Miles is a retired high level drug trafficker who is now completely legitimate. Even though Miles has turned over a new leaf, the DEA can't seem to let him out of their sights. Miles' only downfall is that he is extremely loyal to his circle of friends and former colleagues who are not retired from the lucrative business. Struggling to keep on the right side of the law, Miles meets the one girl of his dreams but she's not the usual type of girl that he's used to dating.
Vanessa (Adrienne Bailon) is a church girl in every sense of the word. They are tested to their last ounce of faith and strength in God and each other. God continues to chip away at Miles through struggles from his past, having to live up to his reputation, feelings of unworthiness, the death of his mother, federal charges, his friends being indicted, the strain on his relationship with Vanessa, almost losing her in a near fatal car accident, and finally the spiritual breakdown and one on one with God that brings Miles to his knees.