Monday, February 25, 2013

Inspired by Fireproof.

02.25.2013 – What is Fireproof? I’ve never heard of this film until it was introduced to me by a friend last year. She told me to watch it and if I can understand about two people’s trial of their relationship.

A story of a Fireman who follows his motto “Don’t leave your partner behind.”

Those words can be applied as a motivation not only applies to married couples going through tough times but through the strong foundation of friendship.

The premise of Fireproof will give you a bit of the story but for those who has the curiosity you can read all about it here:

Lt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. Inside burning buildings, it's his natural instinct. In the cooling embers of his marriage, it's another story.

After 7 years 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.

While hoping The Love Dare has nothing to do with his parents' newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God's love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that's no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke?”

The film was shot in some parts of Albany Georgia and it was directed by Stephen Kendrick. Honestly never heard such film with compelling inspiration and its really hits you with the message to never give up. It was produced in collaboration with Samuel Goldwyn Films and Affirm Films. It was a sleeper hit movie when it was shown sometime in 2008.

Rarely will you ever see a film that doesn’t carry that kind of “Hollywood slack” but was made to inspire and motivate people. I was walking to a local video store and saw the DVD edition that also featured some behind the scenes. But what compelled me about the film’s curiosity is how my friend asked me to see it. I’ve been busy lately and its been almost year since I was introduced to this film.

It has some light humor and a bit of drama that may play a part of people going through life in the real world. But it is a film worth seeing not only to be entertained but to be inspired.

The movie hits you where reality is happening now about friendships and relationships that tells you “never to give up” no matter if he or she has lost interest. All you need is keep going and show that you accept the challenge to move forward.

Overall the film may have “generally unfavorable” rating but the replay value of this film could change the way you view about life. It’s a touching film for anyone who has lost their way in life. Thanks to my friend for telling me to see this film… As they say it’s never too late.

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