Sunday, September 28, 2008

Movie Review - Fireproof (w/ Addendum)

Yesterday a fun bunch of girlfriends and I all met at Stadium Century 25 theaters to check out the new new movie Fireproof that opened this weekend.

There were 13 of us altogether (if you read this before - oops), and if I understood the consensus it received a solid 26 thumbs up.

This movie was made by the same church, yes I said church, that made Facing the Giants back in 2006. Both movies were made entirely with a volunteer cast and crew and by church support and donations. This time it did have known actor, Kirk Cameron, starring in the lead role of Caleb, the fireman. I aways liked Kirk, even way back to his 80's sitcom days starring in Growing Pains, but in this movie he really displays his ability well to perform dramatic acting.

The rest of the cast also did very well. You may have to settle in for a few minutes and overlook that these are not classically trained actors, but if you give yourself a few minutes and overlook some slight overacting, you will find yourself caught up in the story of Caleb and Katherine, a young married couple who find themselves in a "marriage burning down." I think some folks might even sense a few moments that hit a little too close to home.

The girls and I sat in 2 rows to see the movie and I could hear the majority of them who were in the back row sniffling a lot, it's definitely a 2 hankie movie, but it also had some cute moments of comic relief. I endorse this movie wholeheartedly and encourage anyone, no EVERYone, to go see it. On top of a terrific human story, it wonderfully shares the truth of the gospel message in the midst of it, and it will touch your heart. If you'd like to see a clip you can go to my family website here. Oh, but by the way, NO, it's not just a chick flick! But it would be a great date movie. Guys, I guarantee lots of extra credit and gold relationship stars if you take your wives to see it!

Addendum: I ran into a man at our church at the theater when we saw this, and at services the next day I asked him what he thought. He said he thought it was GREAT and really liked the ACTION scenes. It was a double date for him and his wife with another couple and he said that husband really liked it too, so 4 out of 4 "man" thumbs up!


LuLu (a.k.a. Cyndi) said...

Wish I could have been there sounds like it was lots of fun! I hope we get a chance to see it soon.

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

I want to see this movie...

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i've heard from several people that this is good. maybe i'll get to see it soon.

Patrick Roberts said...

I just got back from watching Fireproof... it was great to see such a different-flavored movie on the regular, big screen