Monday, February 16, 2009

Movie Review: Fireproof and Bella

Fireproof was the best movie that I have viewed in a long while (OK - so it was really the only movie I have a viewed in a long while). I laughed and cried throughout the entire movie - something that us "chicks" usually look for in a "flick". IT WAS AWESOME. Starring Kirk Cameron, this movie brings to light not only the many realistic struggles of marriage but the grace that God is ready to grant with some work on our parts. Cameron, a fire captain, hesitantly embarks on a 40 day "love dare" at the prodding of his father, which is rooted in scripture, at a time when he and his wife are considering divorce. Fireproof was enjoyable, inspiring, and quite entertaining. Dave even commented that the message of the movie meant a great deal to him. Try to make the time for this movie and try to be open to the message that the Holy Spirit is truly sending in this movie. It is not just for married couples, as there is much to be learned from this movie in dealing with all kinds of relationships, including the workplace. Here is a link to the website for the Love Dare book, a New York Times Bestseller. Just to get you curious, day 1 of the love dare is to: "...say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything."

As for Bella, well, it has earned a great deal of awards in the movie industry and the message behind the movie is very pro-life, which is indeed wonderful. I think it is worth seeing. Compared to Fireproof, though, it was the lesser of the two in my opinion. The storyline follows a day in the life of two individuals - a pregnant waitress and a chef. The chef's past and good nature inspire the waitress in more ways than one!

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