Last night Jenni and I watched the film Fireproof, which came out on DVD this week. I was intrigued for at least two reasons: nearly every review I’ve read has been positive, and a wholesome movie with a $500,000 budget has already grossed about $33.5 million!
We weren’t disappointed. Rather, we were surprised how well done and edifying the movie is. Highly recommended, especially for married couples.
One of the best lines illustrates how counter-cultural this film is: “Don’t just follow your heart. You gotta lead your heart.” That’s one reason I think that this film is great for singles to watch, too. So many other films (starting with Disney “classics”!) promote exactly the wrong message (i.e., a self-serving, follow-your-heart, do-whatever-you-think-will-gratify-you approach).
- official site (includes more videos, pics, resources)
- Kirk Cameron: “I’ll only kiss my wife”