Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fireproof (2008) PG - 3 Stars

When I rented this movie I was expecting it to be all about the lives of fire fighters and their challenging battles to save lives and homes while putting themselves in harms way. And yes it does have some good fire scenes but the clearer objective of the movie is one with a religious message. That everything is possible when you except God's love as an example.

Captain Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron), and his wife Catherine (Erin Bethea), both have very stressful jobs, he as a firefighter and her as a public relations director of a hospital. Their careers are about to take a toll on their marriage as they are very close to filing for divorce. Holt has become a hero in the media when he saves a young girls life, but he certainly is not a hero at home.

Caleb's father John (Harris Malcolm), makes a proposition to his his son to commit to a 40 day experiment called "The Love Dare." The dare pulls examples from Caleb's work as a firefighter, and his motto of never leaving a partner behind. But Catherine is unwilling to listen anymore and Caleb must learn to give the same type of unconditional love that God has for all of humanity. This will prove to be Caleb toughest battle as he tries to put out the fire at home and regain the trust and support of his partner, to save their marriage.

Samuel Goldwyn Films, Affirm Films, Sherwood Pictures, Provident Films, Carmel Entertainment Group, LLC
Director: Alex Kendrick
Writers: Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
Producers: Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick, David Nixon
I viewed 3/09

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