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In an attempt to save his marriage, A firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare".

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In Albany, the marriage of Caleb end Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love Dare" to make them love each other again. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Never Leave Your Partner Behind.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic material and some peril | See all certifications »

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26 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Prova de Fogo  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,804,764 (USA) (26 September 2008)

Gross:

$33,451,479 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Trivia

The car used for the car accident had already been wrecked, a different car was used for the earlier scene. They were originally moving it with a wrecker, but they had trouble getting it in place each time, it was falling apart. Soon it was realized that what they really needed was a forklift truck. Amazingly, they found a man who lived right across the track who owned his own forklift. He had seen both of Sherwood's previous movies, and was glad to help out. Producer Stephan Kendrick said "only GOD could make this happen, how many people have a forklift in their backyard?" See more »

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When Caleb's father tells him that Caleb's mother was the one who did the Love Dare, the two men are on a long path in the middle of the woods, at least several hundred yards from Caleb's house. Caleb, an athletic fireman, immediately sprints back to his house to apologize to his mother. However, his father, an old man nearly twice his age, arrives at the house about 10 seconds behind him and is not even out of breath. See more »

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Caleb Holt: If there's a God out there somewhere, he's not interested in me and my problems.
John Holt: I disagree. I'd say he's very interested.
Caleb Holt: Then where's he been in my life?
John Holt: I'd say he's been at work all around you. You just haven't realized it. You haven't exactly given him an open invitation.
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Are you Fireproof? (Romans 10:9) See more »

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Referenced in Courageous (2011) See more »

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Help Me Love
Written by Randy Crawford & Jeff Savage
Performed by Webster County
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Message Packaged Poorly
10 June 2009 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

The message -- that divorce should never be an option and marriages should be saved -- is a great one. Unfortunately, it was presented in a poorly written, badly acted, low production budget fashion. There were three different characters (Caleb's dad, a co-worker of Caleb's, and a nurse at the hospital where Caleb's wife worked) who preached every time they were on screen. Why did it take three characters to represent the same Christian theme, when one would have been enough? Whenever I saw them, I sighed and thought, "Here comes the sermon." I had little sympathy for the couple, Caleb and Catherine. The husband was a spoiled, inconsiderate brat, and his wife was a wimp who put up with way too much off of him. The Wayne character, designated as comic relief, was annoying, not funny. I'm a Christian, and I appreciate that a church made this film. However, the "beating people over the head with a Bible" approach doesn't work any better on film than it does from over-zealous people witnessing to people on the street. There are good films that have Christian themes, but unfortunately, this is not one of them.


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