Video Review: Amy Grant “That’s What Love Is For”

In black-and-white, a young man and woman sit on bench in the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in South Central Idaho. They look at one another. Amy Grant sings somewhere in the park. The young woman stands next to a tree and stares at the ground. The young man sits on the ground, a few feet away, his head in his hands. The young woman lies on the ground, lying on part of young man’s shirt. His shirt extends to the young man as it touches his back a distance away. Grant raises her arms as she stands in a cave.The young woman leans against a payphone as the young man stands away from her, covering his face with his hands.

In color, Grant raises her arm as she holds onto the train of her red dress while on the mountain. Back in black-and-white, the young man stands on the mountain and holds the rope. The young woman looks back at him. They stand further apart without any rope. Grant holds a bouquet of flowers as she sits in the cave.

Back in color, wearing a red outfit with a hood, she sings into the microphone as a copper sheet waves behind her. In black-and-white, the young man and woman walk together to a clerk and pay him. A fiftysomething man digs a hole and pulls out a guitar. They see Grant performing on stage and cuddle on the bench. The fiftysomething man joins Grant on stage.

Wearing an emerald green dress and holding a parasol, she gazes at the sand. Back in black-and-white, the couple embrace. Back in color, Grant stands tall in stilts underneath her dress as she twirls her parasol. In black-and-white, Grant stands by a mountain that has Love sign on it. The young man and woman stand behind her, apart from one another, their heads down.

Rating: 3.5/5

The young man places his hand on the bench in the park. She stares at him and looks off to the side. He turns his head and sees a bird flying in the air. He tells her it’s rare to see the kind of bird around the area. She nods and murmurs “uh huh.” She says she’s going to take a walk. He puts his hands behind his back and follows behind her.

She trudges up the mountain and calls out that she’s okay. He carries the rope with him as a precaution. She yelps as she struggles to balance herself. He tosses out the rope and she catches it. He tells her to stay still and he pulls her towards him. She breathes hard as she stands next to him. He asks her if she’s okay. She says she will be and takes his hand.

She asks him if he hears music. He says it can’t be far away. She says the person has a lovely voice. They encounter a clerk who asks them to pay if they’d like to see her. She says she doesn’t have any money on her. He pays for the ticket and watch her.

After the performance, she tells him she was glad he had been behind her. She says it was so close. He tells her it’s over. She says she loves him and although she doesn’t say it much, she hopes to show it to him more. He kisses her on the forehead and tells her it they’ve moved past it.

Director: N/A Year: 1991

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.