I'm in Love with a Church Girl

Synopsis: 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, almo
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Steve Race
Production: High Top Releasing
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

Now, I know what people mean

when they say,

"I wish I knew then

what I knew now. "

Ain't that the truth?

Probably save me a whole lot

of pain and suffering.

That's for sure.

But I guess

in the whole scheme of things,

it's part of God's plan,

and alls we can do

is just roll with it...

'Cause when it comes

right down to it,

God's running the whole show


There ain't nothing we can do

to change that.

Believe me.

I've tried.

He'd say go left,

and I'd go right.

He'd say slow down,

and I'd smash on the gas.

Wasn't trying to hear

nothing he had to say.

Maybe that's why

I had to go through all this.

Maybe that's why things

had to happen the way they did.

Go, man.


Someone once told me

that God sometimes

needs to use extreme measures

to deal with

extreme circumstances.

Guess I was one of those

extreme circumstances.

Sometimes I feel like

God took me

all the way around the block

just to get me next door.

I've seen and experienced

a whole lot

in my short time

on this earth...

loved, laughed,

cried, won, lost.

Through it all,

I can honestly say

I don't have

too many regrets.

It's been

a long, long road, man.

Let me tell you.

Better yet,

let me show you.

Let me take you all the way

back to the beginning,

when life

was a little easier.

Well, sort of.

Look, y'all really need

to tighten up y'all money game

and stop playing around,

start thinking

about your future, feel me?

Yo, Miles,

what's there to think about?

We make money,

then we spend it,

and then we make some more.

Y'all think this is a joke,


Yo, this ain't no game,


Look, I spend half my time

just looking at all the angles,

covering all my tracks,

so I ain't got no problems

with the IRS or nobody else.

What, you think

I don't get noticed?

Young dude

in a $300,000 car,

$1-million home,

and mommy, daddy

ain't nowhere in sight?

Write a check, man.


Use a credit card

once in a while, you feel me?

All right, now,

let's get this money.

All right, man.

Check this out, Miles.

Say no more, partner.

I feel you, man.

I'm in it to win it.

Here's my cash right here.

Let's do it.

What y'all got?

Get it poppin'.



Not light.

Not light.

All right, it's all here.

It's looking good.

So listen, man, we gonna

come back here tonight,

chop it up,

have a few drinks,

celebrate a little bit...

you know, do what we do.

Y'all go ahead

and get out of here, man.

I'll see y'all later.

Wik, you looking a little light,

too, over here, man.

You sure this is 75?

You crazy.

Is that you, Caesar?

No, it's me, Ma.


What a surprise, baby.

What are you doing here?

I just came by...

put some paperwork

in the safe.

I'll be right back, okay?

All right, sweetie.

Ah, what you cooking on?

Oh, some spaghetti.

Looks good.


I've always wanted

to go there.


Sandals Resorts?

So why don't you go?


Like it's that easy.

We're not all millionaires

like you, mister.

Stop it.

So how you doing, baby?

I'm good.

In fact, I'm extra good.

Extra good, huh?


Well, Mr. Extra Good,

when are you gonna give me

a grandchild, huh, mister?

There you go

talking about these grandkids.

Look, Ma, I told you,

don't be expecting no grandkids

anytime soon.

You need to come to church

with me

and find yourself

a good woman there.

Church, huh?

What, Miles?

You act like

you weren't raised in church.

I took you every Sunday.

Yeah, I was bored every Sunday

too, though, Ma.

I mean, I'm sorry,

but the music was horrible.

The service was gloomy.

All those painted pictures

in the glass

and them spooky little statues

all over the place?

I don't know.


I mean, really,

think about it, Ma.

Why do you think I really got up

on Sundays to go to church?

'Cause I knew we'd go

to that brunch afterwards,

and you know I love

that buffet.

You go light a candle

for that one, Miles Montego,

because if I have to start

making you go,

you know I will, okay?


You know that I will.

Uh-huh, I know.

Because you have a lot

to be grateful for.

I guess.

I tell you what, though.


If you find one of those

nice young ladies

down at your church...


You give them my number

and tell them I'm down

for whatev.

Whatever, huh?


Love you, Ma.

Love you too, honey.

All right,

I'm gonna go on and go,

but tell Dad I said hello,

and I'll holler at him later,



What is "holler," Miles?

See you later, Ma.

Have a seat, gentlemen.

You know what these are?

These are time

and expense sheets

for the Montego case,

and you guys spent

way more time and money

than I ever authorized.

Sir, we believe

very strongly

that this crew

is one of the biggest

operating in this region,

with ties

with several other states.

This guy lives in a house

that's worth

more than all of our houses

put together.

One of his dozen cars

is worth more than

all of our cars combined.

He wears what we make

in a year on his wrist.

So we're working on this one

around the clock, chief.

Well, you ought to stop

right there,

'cause that's your problem.

You're working around the clock.

Now, "around the clock" costs

this office a lot of money.

So what now?

We're gonna put a price tag

on justice?

This conversation is over.

I want a full progress

and status report

on my desk by the morning,

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