Budget of the movie was $500,000
The gross revenue of the movie was $33,351,975.00
Movie was filmed in 30 days
In the beginning of the movie, the acting is horrible!
-The acting becomes decent about 35 to 40 minutes into the movie.
Caleb & Catherine Holt:
1/3 of his salary for the boat being put away
Addicted to pornography
They have His & Her finances
At the gym, Michael says he believes every married couple needs marriage counseling.
Early on in the movie, Caleb totally blows up on Catherine and got in her face.
Caleb believes the issue is simply that Catherine doesn't respect him...
The scene where they moved the car off the train tracks was absolutely phenomenal!
-The part where the soldier and the business man in a suit run up to help and everyone follows.
Aren't you afraid of dying?
-Nope, I know where I'm going... I just don't want to get their because I got hit by a train.
Caleb: Marriages aren't fireproof, sometimes you get burned.
Michael: Fireproof doesn't mean a fire will never come, but that when it comes, you'll be able to withstand it.
Michael SUPER GLUED plastic salt and pepper shaker as an analogy of how a husband and wife are meant to be together forever.
If you pull them apart now, you'll break either one or both of them.
Day 1 Dare: Resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all.
Day 2 Dare: In addition to saying nothing negative to your spouse again today, do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness.
Day 3 Dare - Buy something for your spouse today that says, "I was thinking of you today."
"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves." Philippians 2:3
The Garbage Can & Mr. Rudolph
Caleb's dad... You're only doing what you need to get by...
Caleb: I'm just not feeling anything!
Catherine asked "When did I stop being good enough for him?"
Casting Crowns Song... SLOW FADE!!!
Day 16 was praying for her..
- I kinda skipped that one
Catherine is completely unresponsive to Caleb's attempts.
-Mostly because she has is torn between Caleb and the affection offered by another man.
-In the middle of the movie, Caleb has a conversion experience.
--- One of the best parts of this movie was when Caleb went and confronted Dr. Keller
The Kiss scenehttp://FireProofMyMarriage.com
Email from Richard Emblem regarding Fireproof Movie:
Dear Cliff & Stephanie,
This film is not available in the UK but I thought you might like to see this secular review:
The smarmiest aspects of Southern American Protestantism surface in this embarrassingly sincere sermon on the sanctity of matrimony. Caleb (Cameron), a porn-addicted fireman, loses grasp of his marriage to a hospital publicist (Bethea), who similarly lusts after her colleague. Caleb’s “godly” father sends him a “love diary” with instructions on how to win back his wife. The film will no doubt connect with its base, even though it’s utterly uncinematic; this tediously edifying exercise feels exactly like an extended dramatization from The 700 Club. That most of these actors are first-timers (Cameron excluded) really drags this one down in flames.
Some online reviews
As a companion piece to a Bible study group this may have some merit, but it doesn't belong in a theater.
...decently made, with good production values, sincere performances...
This is a decent attempt to combine faith and storytelling that will certainly register with its target audience.
An evangelical bid to transform Satan's headquarters -- the multiplexes -- into ministries of religious healing between handfuls of popcorn, for Christian faithfuls. Though the actual target audiences are the sinners more likely to frequent blockbusters.I sort of agree with this one here:
You probably can't blame pastors moonlighting as moviemakers for wanting to pack their film with multiple messages, but the conversion subplot feels shoehorned into the more crucial marital doings.