My husband and I had a chance to see Fireproof at a special screening back in in July, and we found it to be quite entertaining. There were several laugh-aloud moments as well as scenes that made me reach for the tissues. And, of course, I loved the movie’s message to put Christ at the center of your life and your marriage and to “never leave your partner behind.” While the movie hinges on Caleb Holt’s (Kirk Cameron) struggling marriage, it’s about more than the importance of marital commitment. It’s ultimately a story of personal redemption. One of my favorite lines from the film: “Don’t just follow your heart. It can deceive you. Lead your heart.”
The movie isn’t a Catholic movie, but it definitely promotes the sanctity of marriage. Not surprisingly, many Church leaders have endorsed the film.
I did find some of the dialogue to be a bit heavy-handed and cliche, but this can be said of most movies these days, and I’d much rather pay to see a film like this than yet another Hollywood blockbuster.
It’s also worth mentioning that all the actors are volunteers. The making of this movie and the sending forth of its Christian message truly was a ministry and one we should try to support.
Lisa Hendey reviews the film and provides a brief synopsis over at Faith & Family Live.
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