Sunday, February 1, 2009

* Movie Review *

Trev's parents brought this movie to our attention while on the mainland recently. We had my parents over for dinner the other night and thought a movie would be fun too, and when I saw this at the movie store, I looked no further.
It is about a firefighter and his wife who's seven year marriage was coming to and end when Caleb's (the husband) father challenged him with a love dare and to give the relationship 40 more days while following a day-by-day guide that involves a different challenge.
To be perfectly honest, the acting was pretty bad and there were some seriously cheesy "religious" scenes.
I really enjoyed the realism of the star couples relationship. When he was angry, he didn't hold anything back and it was very believable and you also got a real sense of her bitterness and resentment toward her husband.
The story overall is really wonderful....speaking to God's redeeming power and the power that love has to change's just sometimes hard to get past the acting.
I would definitely recommend you watch it. It really inspired me to even practise the first challenge in the book Caleb is given "Resolve to say nothing negative to your spouse today".
It would also be a great young adults or married group bible study!
Overall, I give it a 4 stars out of 5!


Joanne said...

Glad to hear it is worthwhile....I am really interested in 'The Love Dare' book and bible sounds like something that we all could use in every day life.

Crystal said...

This is so funny! I suggested for our young marrieds groups as well:) I think also great, for people who have been married for awhile...and feeling the drain of life! I agree..I think the first days challenge is a great place to start..that in itself is a tough one:) Glad you were encouraged by this movie too!