Fireproof Movie

At the Couples Conference this weekend, hosted at Christ Fellowship in partnership with Gary Smalley, we got to see an incredible preview of Fireproof the Movie. I can’t yet find the Fireproof scene online that we were shown with Kirk Cameron starring in the lead role (get with it movie promoters), but it has to be one of the best scenes of his career. It may be one of the most intensely real scenes between a married couple to ever hit the big screen. Here is the only trailer I could find for you to get a taste:

Here is a summary from the Fireproof Film website:

At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.After seven years of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that Catherine wishes she had never married. Neither one understands the pressures the other faces—as firefighter and she as the public relations director of a hospital.

Regular arguments over jobs, finances, housework, and outside interests have readied them both to move on to something with more sparks. As the couple prepares to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb’s father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experiment he calls “The Love Dare.” Wondering if it’s even worth the effort, Caleb agrees, but more for his father’s sake than for his marriage. When Caleb discovers the book’s daily challenges are tied into his parents’ newfound faith, his already limited interest is further dampened.While trying to stay true to his promise, Caleb becomes frustrated time and again. He finally asks his father, “How am I supposed to show love to somebody who constantly rejects me?”

When his father explains that this is the love God shows to us, Caleb makes a life-changing commitment to love God. And—with God’s help—he begins to understand what it means to truly love his wife. But is it too late to fireproof his marriage? His job is to rescue others. Now Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever … rescuing his wife’s heart

I am expecting this to be a really great flick. I imagine there will be some weak points in the acting, but the story line looks like something everyone in America can relate to. It is due out sometime in the fall, and I am sure local church leaders will hear about it sometime in the summer.

7 thoughts on “Fireproof Movie

  1. [UPDATE] It looks like the marketing folks for Fireproof the Movie have a comment spam engine that browses blogs referencing the movie and then attempts to post some well written but unaware commentary:

    Monique
    monique@lovell-fairchild.com | 24.148.31.90

    Hi there,

    My name is Monique & I’m part of the PR team for Sherwood Pictures–creators of FACING THE GIANTS.
    Thank you so much for supporting the movie on your blog! We wanted to keep you informed of their latest project–FIREPROOF.
    It’s due to hit theaters this September in theaters nationwide. You can go to http://www.fireproofthemovie.com to view the trailer, ready the synopsis, and sign up for updates to stay up to date with all of the FIREPROOF happenings! If you’re interested in learning more or need any resource, pictures, and downloads for your blog please email me at monique@lovell-fairchild.com and I will be happy to get you what you need.

    Again, thanks for blogging!
    Monique
    Lovell-Fairchild Communications

    Obviously good old Monique (if that is her real name) failed to read my post, wherein I said most of what she said. Feel free to email Monique and give her an example of what personal communications is like.

  2. The line “you can’t lover her, because you can’t give her what you don’t have” – followed by a man looking at a cross, representing Christ, I’m sure.

    Wow – how true. I take it, the point is that you have to fill up, lean on, converse with Jesus first, before you can be real, supportive, understanding, setting yourself aside for the good of someone else. Ya think that’s part of the message of the film?

  3. By the way, I had not intended to be rude in posting Monique’s comment spam. I just think that it is important for companies who intend to do grass-roots marketing and PR for films as important as Fireproof to realize that blogging communities are not a new marketing channel, but are networks of trust with nodes and hubs of real people and real conversations.

    In my opinion, posting anything that does not contribute to the ongoing dialog that is the blogosphere is a disservice to the companies behind the products they represent. I am sure Lovell-Fairchild Communications is learning how to join the conversation by now and is contributing wherever they post.

    Fireproof movie information will probably start to swell soon in preparation for it’s release. I can’t wait! Should be a fantastic movie.

  4. I saw Fireproof and it just was upsetting. I did all this guy did and nothing changed. For two years. and twenty before that so my conclusion is…
    All men are idiots and about 30% of all women are as well. Relationships for these will be successful. For the other 70% of women a lobotomy is needed for any happiness with a man. As soon as she figures out that he is selfish to the core and an ignoramus, her happiness is doomed.
    You disagree? Look at the world. Men have ruled it for the pass milenia and look at the mess. You really want to trust your heart and affections to them?

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