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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 and 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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A prueba de fuego  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

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$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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In the train scene, they are unable to stop the train so they have to lift the car off the tracks. The Train passes at full speed (or what we deem to be full speed). At the very end of the sequence, in an areal shot, we see the train on the other side of the crossing. It could not have stopped that close to the emergency scene if it was going at 'full speed' when they were moving the car off the tracks. See more »

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Mr. Rudolph: Don't speak to him, Erma. He's weird.
Erma Rudolph: Takes one to know one.
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TO GOD BE THE GLORY! See more »

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References Facing the Giants (2006) See more »

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Help Me Love
Written by Randy Crawford & Jeff Savage
Performed by Webster County
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Very thought provoking
22 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hollywood is great at letting us participate in the victories of those who conquer long odds, whether it's sports movies in which the underdog wins the championship or even movies about unlikely romantic pairings (geek meets beauty) that end happily in, say, a wedding. But we see few movies about the joy we feel in conquering the mundane - like in making a marriage work after both sides have lost the motivation to do so.

This is a movie that shows us how hard it is to revive a near-dead marriage, and why it matters so much. Yes, there is a religious context to the movie. A partner in a healthy marriage, we are shown, struggles to emulate the selfless love and service of Jesus by loving and serving his or her spouse, as Jesus would. But the religious aspects of the movie ought not keep away those who are religion-averse. Selfless love and service as the keys to a joyful marriage are not exclusive to any religion.

A great movie for married couples - very thought provoking.


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