Fireproof

Fireproof

DVD - 2009
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On the verge of divorce, a fireman takes his born-again father's suggestion and attempts a forty-day "love dare" to save his marriage.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009
ISBN: 9781435932401
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 FIR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Fire proof

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Ginna22
Mar 15, 2017

This movie has been a blessing for many. I really recommend it. The message is about how we have to see the true love in marriage and the faithful love that Jesus constantly professes to our lives. I have also read the book "The love dare" which the film refers to. Excellent message in this movie.

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kime323
Feb 06, 2017

I am very disappointed, as I have to strongly disagree with the good ratings. It is like I am sitting in a cheesy sermon. If the movie is to persuade anyone to stick to their marriage, the movie should have put in more effort to make the story more plausible, rather than being this elementary. The craftsmanship is very crude, and the acting is also wanting.

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Britney_8
Feb 05, 2017

Literally the best movie ever made I love it so much ❤❤🔝🔝

RaptorF22 May 07, 2016

Honestly, this is a great movie.
I am not married but I still thought it was very good. Maybe if every couple watched this there would be less divorces.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 28, 2016

Raptor:
I strongly disagree. People are not going to be persuaded by a low budget film full of cliché. It's going to take a lot more than "Fireproof" to stop divorces.

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Bakergirl_13
Mar 09, 2016

This is a great and really funny movie. There's a lot of fighting between husband and wife, as well as mature scenes (i.e. the husband is addicted to watching pornography on the computer, though it doesn't show anything). It's a great idea for how to save your marriage, though, and I love how they made The Love Dare into a real book!

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organic69
Feb 28, 2016

Fabulous movie on marriage and committment. Happy ending!

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AWay81
Sep 01, 2015

A very inspirational movie about fighting for the relationship that matters most. My husband and I need to work on communicating with each other better. After watching this movie, we had a wonderful heart to heart conversation and made resolutions to improve.

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cbeaudoin35
Feb 02, 2015

This is an outstanding movie. It changed my relationship completely. If your relationship is in trouble or you just want to make it better buy "The love Dare" book and follow it. It will change you from the inside out.

BookReviewer2015 Feb 01, 2015

Excellent "feel good" movie! Features one of the most suspensful fire rescue scenes ever!

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RaptorF22 Apr 29, 2016

Micheal: [glues salt and pepper shakers together]
Caleb goes to pull them apart.
Micheal:Don't pull them apart Caleb. Ether-way your break one of them or both of them.Its just like when a couple splits up.

Catherine: So what day are you on? (about the love dare)
Caleb: 43.
Catherine: But there are only 40 days.
Caleb: Who says I have to stop?

aaa5756 Mar 10, 2013

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” –Thomas Jefferson

Sam_I_Am Nov 12, 2012

“Watching a church family, all using their gifts and talents, and pour it into this project together was pretty overwhelming.” –Stephen Kendrick, co-writer and producer on making this independent film (From “Fireproof” Behind the Scenes)

Sam_I_Am Nov 12, 2012

“Fireproof doesn’t mean that a fire will never come. But that when it comes, you’ll be able to withstand it.” –Michael

Sam_I_Am Nov 12, 2012

“I’m going to send you something in the mail” –Caleb’s Dad

Sam_I_Am Nov 12, 2012

“I want out.” --Catherine

Sam_I_Am Nov 12, 2012

“But just remember: A woman is like a rose. If you treat her right, she’ll bloom. If you don’t, she’ll wilt.” – Fireman Michael

Sam_I_Am Nov 12, 2012

“I realized that it wasn’t my marriage that was broken. I just didn’t know how to make it work.” – Fireman Michael

Sam_I_Am Nov 12, 2012

“But Caleb, I’ve seen you run into a burning building to save people you don’t even know. But you’re going to let your own marriage burn to the ground,” says Caleb’s friend and fellow firefighter Michael.

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blue_horse_3381 Jul 09, 2015

blue_horse_3381 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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kyivuk04
Apr 18, 2013

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Sam_I_Am Nov 12, 2012

Hope and dreams can turn into misery in a marriage. This is the story of a husband, Caleb, who is sick of his wife. And of his wife, Catherine, who doesn’t love her husband anymore. Heading for divorce, Caleb’s fathers asks him to wait—40 days. That’s how long it will take, dad says, to try something. He sends his son a handwritten book of daily tasks to start showing love to Catherine and scriptures to read. This is the story of what happens.

“Fireproof” is an “indie” (independent) film, like others from Sherwood Pictures. These films began when Alex Kendrick wanted to make films of the kind he’d like to see, and mentioned it to his pastor. His pastor said, let’s do it.

Without camera, actors, a script, or money, they made “Flywheel” (cars), hoping it would go out in their community. It went to tens of thousands. Next they made the high-school football drama “Facing the Giants,” which they hoped might reach a million people. It went into 56 countries in 13 languages. Fireproof is their third—on how to put love into practice in a marriage.

The set designers, cameramen, security and others are almost all volunteer church members. Instead of caterers, church members and others who donated food. Locations, a railroad and other things were also donated. The Behind the Scenes and Filmmakers Commentary (in “Special Features”) are full of interesting things.

The church’s music minister wrote the score, played by a full orchestra. Actors are church members—except for professional actor Kirk Cameron (who was “Mike Seaver” on “Growing Pains). Kirk grew up as an atheist but became a Christian. Though all actors do a great job, Kirk’s ability is valuable in this leading role.

Light touches of humor. About 2 hours long. This may be the best movie ever made about marriage. Also, the Kendrick brothers who wrote the film (Alex also directed, Stephen also produced) also, at the same time, conceived the book “The Love Dare.” “Fireproof” and 40-day “The Love Dare” book have been used by thousands of couples to improve their marriages.

Rated PG for themes and some depictions of danger situations that might be frightening for small children. A very real movie, well worth the time, even for those thinking about marriage for the future.

On the http://www.fireproofthemovie.com/stories/ area of the movie Web site, as of today, 11/12/12, there are 21,460 couples who’ve left testimonials about how this has helped their marriage. There are lots of materials that go with this film.

See also WWW.FIREPROOFMYMARRIAGE.COM and
http://www.fireproofthemovie.com/

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