Fireproof

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I would highly recommend this movie to anyone! It has a good story line and a very good message in it!

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Guys get this movie now, watch it first then see it again with your love. You will be glad you did!

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This is one of the best movies I've ever watched

on 2/8/2009

I would highly recommend this movie to anyone! It has a good story line and a very good message in it!

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A must see for any man, and girls love it 2

on 2/15/2009

Guys get this movie now, watch it first then see it again with your love. You will be glad you did!

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Product Overview

After a decade of marriage, caleb and catherine holt have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, caleb's dad asks his son to try an experiment: the love dare.

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Studio Sony
SKU 210401156
UPC 043396274983
UPC 14 00043396274983
Format DVD
Release Date 9/22/2015
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ReviewSource Austin Chronicle
Review Let's just come out and admit already that Hollywood is a steaming cesspool of deviance, hedonism, and casual amorality...So what a surprise it must have been this past Monday when, all over that godless town, industry insiders opened their trade papers to discover that a low-budget Christian film about the spiritual perils of divorce and the power of prayer, produced by a Baptist church in Georgia, written by two associate pastors, starring a bunch of nonactors (with the exception of former-Tiger Beat-heartthrob-turned-televangelist Cameron), and totally free of sex, violence, or curse words, was the No. 4 movie at the box office. Of course, the time was ripe for such a triumph -- it's been years since Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ proved that the religious dollar is as green as the secular one -- but it took Fireproof to prove that you don't need good acting, good writing, or good directing to make an evangelical movie that catches Tinseltown off guard. In fact, the writing and directing Kendrick brothers, Alex and Stephen (who also made Facing the Giants), have raised blandness and narrative predictability to the level of high art. Their script for Fireproof is almost sublime in its devotion to artless, unambiguous sentimentality and wide-eyed, tear-filled, gauzy, suburban spiritual wonder...Fireproof, in other words, is American Evangelical Christian storytelling at its finest, storytelling for a world entirely devoid of gray areas or ethical hierarchies, a world where hatred is tantamount to murder and lust is equivalent to adultery and all of the above equal damnable sin: a world free of pesky moral malleability -- which makes for fruitful soul-fishing but lousy drama.
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Reviewer Josh Rosenblatt
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review In the history of marital discord in the movies, has there ever been a blander conflict than the one between firefighter Kirk Cameron and his goodly wife Erin Bethea in the dismal Christian-themed melodrama Fireproof? Granted, not every couple can shout boozy insults like George and Martha in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, but one with real problems--be it adultery, poverty, substance abuse, value systems, whatever--should be a minimum requirement. Basically, the problem with Cameron and Bethea's marriage is that he's pissed off because his wife actually expects something from him, like extending a little kindness to her or washing a dish every once in awhile. He's like a gardener who never supplies a drop of water to a plant, then rages petulantly when the plant wilts. And when Cameron gets in a rage, out comes the baseball bat...Fireproof gets hung up in a lot of Promise Keepers hoo-hah about reaffirming marriage as a covenant with God rather than a contract filed at City Hall, but that's just a cover for two fundamental points about the movie: Cameron acts like a childish jerk, even in the reconciliation phase, and the underlying reason is that he--and the movie--hates women...As in most Christian narratives, the hero starts out agnostic and winds up embracing the Lord with full-on born-again fervor, but the absence of God has no evident bearing on what's wrong with this marriage. Had the film not included sequences of Cameron saving people in the line of duty--an occupation that's useful in supplying many cheesy metaphors--he would come off as an irredeemable villain, quick to fly off the handle at the slightest provocation...The best he can do on Day 40+ is bring his ailing wife a damp cloth and a bag full of Chik-Fil-A. What a catch!
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Reviewer Scott Tobias
ReviewRating 5
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Subtitled, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled
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Video Format DVD
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Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLife This is a movie that will impact couples in a profound way for decades to come.
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter ...get[s] its heartfelt message across with undeniable sincerity.
Joe Leydon, Variety Cameron is genuinely compelling as Caleb.

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