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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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$500,000 (estimated)

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

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$33,451,479 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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The scene right before Catherine (Erin Bethea) goes into the homecare store shows the sign outside of the store. One sign say's 'Bobby Lee Duke's Lollipop Shop'. Bobby Lee Duke was the name of the coach of the Richland Giants in 'Facing the Giants'. The other sign says 'The Biscuit Barn' a restaurant referred to in 'Flywheel'. See more »

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Just before Catherine 'runs into' Gavin for the first time, she picks up her purse twice. See more »

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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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Brighter Days
Written by Leeland Dayton Mooring
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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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