Never Leave Your Partner Behind. . .
This inspirational movie is not only heartwarming, but action packed and has surprising moments of humor. Kirk Cameron really gives a very believable performance as a fire captain who is a hero in his community, but facing divorce at home.
The writing was better than I thought it would be, with believable dialogue, interesting characters, and many exceptional scenes that I will remember for a long time. I was also surprised that the fire sequences were pretty good, not the cheap special affects I am used to from Christian films that usually suffer from low budgetitis.
There are also many humorous moments between the firemen and new recruits at the firehouse, but be forewarned: This is not a movie about a Firehouse and its wonderful heroic men who fight amazing special effects fires by day, and hang out and show their great camaraderie by drinking beers all night. If you are looking for that, you may want to see Ladder 49.
Not wanting to give away too much of the plot of Fireproof, I will say that I was glad to see a tough subject dealt with, without the need of any inappropriate scenes, language, or detail that a family could not watch together. That said, the movie is not for young kids, as it really would go over their heads, but teens on up will enjoy the movie and come away with a lot of practical advice for those entering into a relationship for the first time, newlyweds, or married couples who need to remember that their partner and marriage is important enough to fight for. The whole 40 day Love Dare is really interesting and practical, and something all married couples can benefit from seeing played out in the film.
I have to admit, I loved this movie, seeing it first in the theater with my husband, and later on DVD with my teens. All of us really enjoyed it, and being a family that watches many Christian films, we were impressed with this story of faith and forgiveness.
I will admit that my positive review is also taking into account the low budget, volunteer cast and crew, and faith based message that I strongly agree with.
From Sherwood Pictures, the creators of Facing the Giants. Starring Kirk Cameron and Erin Bethea
The DVD has many Special Features including:
|Fireproof (DVD, 2009)||US $12.99||11h 55m|