Friday, 15 August 2008
A reader sent me a link to the movie Fireproof, due out next month, starring Kirk Cameron (from Growing Pains and the Left Behind series fame). I had never heard of this movie but was surprised to see it's backed by several Christian organizations.
Here's the synopsis and the trailer:
At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighterâ€™s adage: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.
Growing up, Catherine Holt always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter...just like her daddy. Now, after seven years of marriage, Catherine wonders when she stopped being "good enough" for her husband.
Regular arguments over jobs, finances, housework, and outside interests have readied them both to move on to something with more sparks.
As the couple prepares to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experiment: "The Love Dare." Wondering if it's even worth the effort, Caleb agrees-for his father's sake more than for his marriage. When Caleb discovers the book's daily challenges are tied into his parents' newfound faith, his already limited interest is further dampened.
While trying to stay true to his promise, Caleb becomes frustrated time and again. He finally asks his father, "How am I supposed to show love to somebody who constantly rejects me?"
When his father explains that this is the love Christ shows to us, Caleb makes a life-changing commitment to love God. And with God's help he begins to understand what it means to truly love his wife.
But is it too late to fireproof his marriage? His job is to rescue others. Now Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever ... rescuing his wife's heart.
I'm really curious about how this movie will do at the box office. It looks like most of the promotions are grassroots. The movie sounds really interesting and I'm curious to see how the two main characters overcome their marital strife.
Has any one heard of this movie? Will you be checking this out?