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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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Taglines:

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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Bill Stafford who played Mr. Rudolph is a traveling evangelist who was visiting for a church event. All his scenes were filmed the same day, and it was after Kirk Cameron had left, they never actually saw each other. See more »

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Quotes

Catherine Holt: I know you always told me to hang on during the hard times, but you don't know what I've been competing with. Momma, when he looks... he makes me feel so humiliated. And he doesn't even know it. When did I stop being good enough for him?
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Are you Fireproof? (Romans 10:9) See more »

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References Flywheel (2003) See more »

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This Is Who I Am
Written by Mac Powell & Third Day
Performed by Third Day
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Weak acting, stilted script, preachy
23 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The theme could have been conveyed more effectively without the heavy-handed preaching script/scenes. The consequences of the fireman's behavior towards his wife were clearly dramatized and did not need the oratory to expound on the obvious.

The acting was as stilted as the script, especially by the husband/fireman. At times it seemed almost amateurish. His approach to the black firefighter of lower rank to admit that he had changed his beliefs was not believable.

The few firefighting scenes couldn't carry the story; thus it quickly became boring. One of the firefighting scenes was obviously a training exercise. The husband/fireman's heroic actions at the house fire did illustrate his basic reason for being a firefighter. The father/son bond was integral to the story, but also overly preachy.


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