Thursday, October 16, 2008

take your tissues

I'm on my way to my second day at work. I definitely will write how my first days were but I wanted to wait until I had two under my belt. Hopefully, I will have a better perspective.

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I wanted to say something about a movie that Don and I saw last Monday night. It was Fireproof, starring Kirk Cameron. Many people haven't heard of this little independently made movie. It's not a big name, big production, studio-made movie. But it is a great movie for the lone fact that the story is one that any married couple can relate to and learn from. And for that reason, I would recommend that you see this with your spouse.

It's about a Fire Chief (played by Kirk Cameron) and his his wife who have come to a place in their marriage where divorce seems eminent. Kirk Cameron's character is given a tool to use in finding out what he really wants out of his marriage and work towards reconciliation as his wife has already decided what she wants.

As I've written before, I see a lot of movies. I love a good story. For me, the test of a good movie is whether it not it made me "feel" something and to what level did I "feel" it. If a movie can make me cry, it's a good movie. If it makes me laugh with healthy humor, it's good movie. If it makes me empathize with the characters, it's a good movie. And if I can learn something from a movie, it's even better.

Fireproof was a good movie. I used the tissues I was told to take. What I viewed and took to heart will stay with me for a very long time. It will help me in my relationship with Don and thus make our marriage stronger. How many movies can you say can do that?

Fireproof has done much better in the theaters than that industry thought it would. In my area, it's been playing for a few weeks now. But I think it's run will come to an end here shortly - maybe by Friday or next week. If this movie is no longer playing (or never did) in your area, RENT IT!! It's worth your time and money.

8 comments:

Momma Roar said...

Yes, this is one I want to see, preferably in the theater, but we'll see.

:-)

Maxine said...

We have been waiting for the chance to go see this one. I hear it's doing very well in theaters.

Just Mom said...

I think this movie actually did better than Bill Maher's "Religulous" when they opened.

Barb said...

Fireproof and Secret Life of Bees are both playing here. Will definitely see both of them.

Thanks for your explanation and recommendation of Fireproof.

Looking forward to hearing about your second day of work!!

Penless Thoughts said...

Our church bought 150 tickets to this movie and went as a group. Mickey & I did not go, we didn't want to spend the $15 for the tickets and we were busy planning our trip. Everyone who saw it is raving about it. I'm glad you & Don got to attend.
Susan

Melissa said...

Thanks for the heads up! Maybe I'll see if it's playing in my area... I could use a break :)

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

It's playing in my town, and I never even heard of it. It looks good.

patrick said...

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