Rated: PG for thematic material and some peril
Studio: Sony Pictures
Release date: 1/26/2009
Actors: Kirk Cameron , Erin Bethea , Alex Kendrick , Ken Bevel , Jason McLeod
Never leave your partner behind.
From the Creators of Facing the Giants comes a powerful tale of triumph, honor and forgiveness.
Kirk Cameron (Left Behind) stars as Caleb Holt, a heroic fire captain who values dedication and service to others above all else. But the most important partnership in his life, his marriage, is about to go up in smoke. This gripping story follows one man’s desire to transform his life and marriage through the healing power of faith and fully embrace the fireman’s code: Never Leave Your Partner Behind.
– Filmmakers’ Commentary
– Deleted Scenes
– Firegoofs/Jokes and Pranks
– Fireproof Resources
– “Fireproof: Behind the Scenes” Featurette
– “Marriage Matters” Featurette
– Wayne on Wayne Interview
– Fireproof in 60 Seconds
– Love Dare Promo
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Mommy Bear's Christian Review for Fireproof
Some intense fire-fighting scenes but they weren't that bad.
Light kissing and adults talking about pornography but you don't see it (it's one of the main sources of their contention surrounding their divorce). This is not a film for children anyway and very appropriate for adults.
Not really an issue.
A couple is on the edge of divorce when the main character, Kirk Cameron (who I've always loved from Growing Pains), talks to his dad who recently became Christian. His dad talks him in to doing an experiment where he needs to do something every day for his wife for 40 days to try to salvage his marriage with his wife.
Pros & Cons
Based on the title, I thought this was going to be a fire fighting movie so I avoided it for a long time. Much to my surprise, the main character is a fire fighter so they show his relationship with his fellow buddies and they go on a few rescues but that's not the main story. As with most Christian movies, some of the acting is lacking and I thought that Kirk Cameron was a very wimpy fire chief, although overall I loved him in the role but don't know if I would say the same if I didn't already like him so much. I thought this movie was so bold and inspring. They dared to say things that most movies, even Christian ones, won't say so I loved it for that. It really gives some helpful advice on strengthening your marriage and if you weren't Christian already, it really could make you evaluate why you aren't. I highly recommend it for anyone over 18 or so.
If you find yourself inspired by this movie, you may want to check out FireProofMyMarriage.com and get marriage advice or other ideas to Fireproof your marriage. They have products, like The Love Dare, which is the book that Kirk reads from for 40 days in the movie.