Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fireproof: Movie Review


A heroic fireman locked in a failing marriage accepts his father's challenge to take part in a 40-day experiment designed to teach both husband and wife the true meaning of commitment in this faith-based marriage drama starring
Kirk Cameron and Erin Bethea. When he's battling blazes, Capt. Caleb Holt (Cameron) adheres to the old firefighter's adage about never leaving your partner behind; back at home, it's an altogether different story. Caleb and his wife Catherine (Bethea) have been married for seven years, but lately arguments over career, housework, finances, and outside interests have driven the once-happy couple hopelessly apart. Just as Caleb and Catherine prepare to officially dissolve their marriage, Caleb's father John (Harris Malcolm) presents his son with a most unusual challenge: commit to a 40-day experiment called "The Love Dare," and take one last shot at saving his marriage. While at first Caleb agrees to take a chance on "The Love Dare," the discovery that it's closely tied in with his parent's newfound faith causes him to momentarily reconsider. Still, Caleb carries on with the experiment despite being constantly rejected by his skeptical, embittered wife. When Caleb asks his father how he can be expected to love someone who refuses to give him a fair chance, John tells his son that this is precisely the same love that God shows for humankind. Now, with a little help from above, the man who makes headlines for saving lives will fight to be a hero to the one person who matters most -- his wife.

The message was loud and clear in the movie and drilled home beautifully, but the acting at best was a tad cheesy! Yes, I said it... so shoot me!

That does not mean I did not love the movie, because I did LOVE the movie, and well I love me some cheese to go with my wine! I cried, I laughed... I... wait... WE were moved by it!

Go out and watch it, either get it at Redbox, On Demand or wherever else you rent your movies from!

Until next time...
Happy Reading!


Sara Bonds said...

Lovely review. Scott and I keep meaning to watch it since so many people are raving about it.

As for the acting, I would expect that from good ol' Mickey (Growing Pains). I don't mind a little cheese, either, though. hehe

Sarai said...

Have you read the book? I wonder if it is better b/c you can't see the acting?

Lindsey said...

We were affected by this movie, too! It was so good. :-) Despite the cheesy acting!

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

I have to see this.