Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Real Growing Pains

posted by Michele Olson

Today, what turned out to be the most popular independent film of 2008 is being released on DVD. The movies name is FireProof.*
Is it getting an Academy Award? No.
Is it worth seeing? Yes.

The background story includes the fact that the movie was produced by Sherwood Baptist Church...the same people who brought the "little film that could" to the table called Facing the Giants. Fireproof was made for a mere $500,000-chump change by Hollywood standards.

Kirk Cameron mostly known by TV audiences from Growing Pains fame plays the role of Captain Caleb Holt, who finds himself in a rocky marriage on the verge of divorce. That is when Caleb's father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare." The release of the movie on DVD will allow more couples who are struggling in their marriage to possibly "see themselves" in story form on the big screen. It may open a door for them that they would not have considered had they not viewed the movie. That's valuable.
The movie does contain a faith based message, but also manages to depict what life is really like when things are going south in a relationship.
So now that you can watch this movie in the comfort of your own home...why not?
It can't hurt!
*Fireproof does contain religious content

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