FireproofDVD - 2009
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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)
Catherine: But there are only 40 days.
Caleb: Who says I have to stop?
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” –Thomas Jefferson
“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)
“Fireproof doesn’t mean that a fire will never come. But that when it comes, you’ll be able to withstand it.” –Michael
“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
“I realized that it wasn’t my marriage that was broken. I just didn’t know how to make it work.” – Fireman Michael
“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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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
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