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Fireproof (2008)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  26 September 2008 (USA)
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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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Instead of a fee for starring in the film, Kirk Cameron accepted a donation to his charity, Camp Firefly. 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: Did you have breakfast already?
Catherine Holt: Yes.
Caleb Holt: What did you eat?
Catherine Holt: I had the last bagel and a yoghurt.
Caleb Holt: Do you plan on making a grocery trip soon?
Catherine Holt: Caleb, you work 24 hours and then you're off for 48. You've got more time to go than I do.
Caleb Holt: Hey, I just asked you a simple question. You don't need to get smart with me. You could at least have saved me some breakfast.
Catherine Holt: Well, I never know when you're coming home or going out. You don't tell me these things.
Caleb Holt: Catherine, what is your problem? Did I offend you by ...
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Before the end credits, a Biblical verse is shown: "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) See more »

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You Belong to Me
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A Great Movie!!
28 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found Fireproof to be entertaining as well in convicting. Most of the acting was realistic and sincere, even if it was not professional. Within a very short time the story had me so involved in the characters lives that any minor flaws were not noticed. As in their previous movies, the Kendricks brothers had me crying, laughing, cheering, and, during the action sequences, on the edge of my seat.

Being a Christian, I was not turned off by the message(s) of faith in Christ that are an inherent part of Sherwood Pictures productions, and I didn't feel like that aspect of the movie was being shoved down my throat. It is presented, laid out before the audience, and is there for you to take it or leave it. If you find occasional conversations about God, Jesus, or spiritual matters offensive, then be warned, you may be offended on occasion. I'm sure there are plenty of movies at your theater that push loose morals, profanity, and obscenity that you can choose if this is not your cup of tea. But if a message of being good, kind, and loving doesn't frighten you, I highly recommend this movie.

At times I saw myself on the screen, as most of us can relate to some level of tension in marriage (or any relationship). The principles behind the message can work in most situations – whether or not you are a Christian. And I believe people of any marital status can learn valuable lessons from this movie and be entertained at the same time.

An interesting side note - I heard in a couple different interviews that Kirk Cameron auditioned for this part like all of the other volunteer actors, AND was a willing volunteer himself - pretty much quieting the skeptics who claim he (and others) were making this movie to line their pockets.


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