This morning, as mentioned in my last blog post, Kevin and I had the amazing opportunity to attend the pre-showing of the movie Fireproof. This is a movie that was made by the same people who did Facing the Giants a few years ago.
Before I give a synopsis of what the movie is about, I want to share a few things that we found out this morning that without doing some research you probably would never know.
1. Kirk Cameron really wanted to do this movie, but had to "jump through some hoops" in order to do it. He is a member of some actors' unions who did not want him to be involved in an independent film. But because he felt so strongly about the message of the movie, he went through the pains of working it out to be able to be in the movie.
2. This movie will be released on September 26th. Opening weekend is VERY important and it is important for everyone to go to this movie opening weekend. We were told this morning that several blockbuster movies will be released the following weekend and many movie theaters have said that they will not show Fireproof more than 1 week. However, if they have an awesome opening weekend, then they will probably hold it at least 2 weeks if not more. So, take everyone you know to see this movie opening weekend.
OK...here's my synopsis of the movie. First, girls...take LOTS of tissues. There are several really funny parts in the movie where the whole theater will be laughing, but I don't think there was a single woman who came out of the theater with dry eyes.
If you know nothing about this movie, it is about a Fire fighter named Caleb (played by Kirk Cameron) who is married to a woman named Katherine. Katherine works at a hospital as a Public Relations Rep and also helps to take care of her mother who had a stroke a year before. Caleb is seen as a hero to everyone except his wife. He saves lives every day, but can he save his marriage?
Katherine and Caleb have a less than desirable marriage and after a fight, Katherine announces that she wants out of the marriage.
Caleb talks to his dad and his dad challenges him to hold off on the divorce for 40 days and take a "Love Dare." He asks him to take it one day at a time but to complete the 40 days of the Love Dare and see what happens at the end.
About halfway through the "Love Dare" Caleb is about ready to give up. However, his dad shares the Gospel with him and Caleb finds love for the first time...but not from his wife.
I won't spoil anymore of the movie for you. However, it is important to take your friends to see this movie. Particularly friends who are not believers or those who are struggling in their own marriages. If necessary, pay for them to go see it (yes, it's that important). Also, my stepdad had a great idea of offering to baby sit for those with young children so they can go see it. (Again, it is THAT important). This is not really a movie sutible for children. There's nothing in it that is questionable, but it's about marriage and children are not going to understand it. There is also a website that offers resources for churches or for couples for study together. www.fireproofmymarriage.com. I went on that website and there is a lot of information on it.
Enjoy the movie when you go see it. I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks.
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