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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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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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Pastor Strauss: It is the desire of Caleb and Catherine to establish their vows from this point on as a covenant, and not a contract. For marriage is a sacred institution established by God and one that is meant to last for life. Caleb, in the presence of God and these witnesses, do you come today to freely and unconditionally commit to this covenant marriage with Catherine?
Caleb Holt: I do.
Pastor Strauss: And Catherine, do you come today to freely and unconditionally commit to this covenant marriage to Caleb?
Catherine Holt: I do. With all my heart.
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I'm Christian but this was over-simplistic, badly acted dribble
1 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, the amazing reviews simply dumbfound me. First of all, the writing and acting are some of the worst I have ever seen. To me, it played out like a bad skit (she rolls her eyes! He shakes his fist! Look - we're fighting!) There was no character development, and the imagery was about as subtle as a sledge hammer. But here's the real problems I had with this movie: 1. He is disingenuous - he makes this "pact" with his dad without sharing it with his wife. Really? Is that what good marriages are about? She ends up being confused and angry, thinking he is trying to gain the upper hand in a divorce. He allows her to think that, and continues the process (even escalates it) without sharing why. Beyond that, he comes to Christ and doesn't share that with her either? So, he's praying every day now and she never notices? That's just unrealistic and stupid. 2. He takes all the blame. Yes, he's a jerk. But she's no perfect angel, either. She contemplates an affair (and the argument can me made the only reason she didn't go through with it was because the Dr. brushed her off.) That was another unrealistic aspect - the Dr. is pursuing her like a dog in heat, and then *bam* - he's busy, and she says "oh, OK." Anyway, at the very end she forgives him, but where is her repentance? 3. Christ can free you of all your addictions simply by taking a bat to the computer. Again, what in the world? She sees the computer in the trash and that doesn't spur questions? He is addicted to porn, but magically by reading one bible verse he is cured? Humans don't work that way. 4. "You stay no matter what" - uh, no you don't. Yes, you take a vow before God, but there are definitely reasons not to stay in a marriage - abuse and repeated adultery to name a few. Now, I know they didn't portray those things in this movie, but it doesn't change the preachy message from the movie that "no matter what, you stay." 5. "God fixes everything" - NO, God does not FIX everything. God HEALS everything, but to portray a complex relationship in such over-simplistic terms is (a) unrealistic and silly, and (b)portrays Christianity in Pollyana terms, which I think does the faith a disservice. 6. You have to "prove" your love - she didn't come around until the very end when she found out he spent the money to buy her mother the medical equipment. I guess the message there is that no matter what actions he took to show her he loved her, none of it mattered until he "showed her the money" (or showed her mother the money, I guess).

In my opinion, this movie is like the infomercial that promises "instant weight loss", "tighter abs" and "more money" just by taking a pill or reading a book. No marriage, or any relationship for that matter, is saved simply by accepting Christ and doing nice things for 40 days.


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