Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron) is the local fire captain, a brave and heroic firefighter who's popular with his men. Things aren't so good at home, though; he and his wife have grown apart over the years and can barely tolerate each other. Caleb is addicted to porn and hoards his money for a boat while she seeks the affection of a co-worker.
I was surprised by how much I liked this movie. I usually don't watch Christian films, but this one is exciting, realistic, and has some fine acting. Kirk Cameron has matured from teen heartthrob to middle-aged heartthrob and he's wonderful as the selfish husband. Most, if not all of the other actors (as well as the production staff) are all volunteers from a church in Georgia; the pastors wrote, directed, and produced the movie. I was impressed with the high quality of the movie, considering it was made with a low budget. There are thrilling firefighting scenes and all the characters are believable.
The movie is based on the book, The Love Dare, which gives concrete suggestions and scripture passages designed to help repair a broken marriage. This is a touching and engaging film, not overly preachy.
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Fireproof is a 2008 American drama film from Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sherwood Pictures. Stephen Kendrick co-wrote the film with his brother, while serving as a producer. The supporting cast is made up of volunteers from Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, where the Kendrick brothers serve as associate pastors. The film features Kirk Cameron as Caleb Holt in his first theater-released movie since 2001's Left Behind: The Movie.
On May 21, 2008, Sherwood Pictures announced that the film would open in theaters on September 26, 2008. It was given an MPAA rating of PG for "thematic material and some peril". The Making of Fireproof special aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network prior to the movie's release, following a special airing of Sherwood Pictures' second theatrical release, Facing the Giants.