Monday, January 26, 2009
A Novel Menagerie has started a new MEME that asks you to post about a movie that you watched the week before. We usually watch so many movies over the weekend that I figured this one is right up my alle! The movie that I wanted to share is Fireproof.
Here are some of the stats from Fireproof:
Starring: Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel
Genre: Christian Drama
Runtime: 122 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Here is a brief summary of the movie:
Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. Inside burning buildings, it's his natural instinct. In the cooling embers of his marriage, it's another story.
After seven years of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's dad asks his son to try an experiment: The Love Dare.
While hoping The Love Dare has nothing to do with his parents' newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God's love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that's no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke?
My movie thoughts:
I really enjoyed this movie! My perception is that every married couple should watch this film together. Not only is this a movie about saving a marriage but it is also about gaining faith. In the beginning of the movie Caleb does not have faith in anything it seemed, except for his addictions. With the help of his father and a co-worker he is able to find the faith that he needs to overcome his addictions and be the man that God wanted for his wife. This really was an inspirational movie. There are also studies that go along with the movie that can be found at the Fireproofyourmarriage.com website.
A Novel Menagerie also asks you to rate the movie with 5 bags of popcorn being a top rating. I rate this movie as 4 bags of popcorn, because even though I really loved it and thought it had such a strong message, I thought some of the acting could have been better.