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as Capt. Caleb Holt
as Stephanie Mills
as Ross Spencer
as Catherine Holt
as Eric Harmon
as ER Nurse
as Terrell Sanders
as James Turner
as Lt. Michael Simmons
as John Holt
as Wayne Floyd
as Cheryl Holt
as Diedre Harris
as Latasha Brown
Critic Reviews for Fireproof
Fireproof stops becoming relatable to us all and only to the already, or easily, indoctrinated.
Unfortunately, the emphasis on what God wants has a way of overwhelming who Caleb and Catherine are as characters.
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.
While hardly sophisticated in its approach and certainly not polished in its technical elements, the film does get its heartfelt message across with undeniable sincerity.
In the history of marital discord in the movies, has there ever been a blander conflict than the one between firefighter Kirk Cameron and his goodly wife Erin Bethea in the dismal Christian-themed melodrama Fireproof?
Audience Reviews for Fireproof
I obviously don't belong to the target audience of this moralist, pro-marriage piece of Christian propaganda, but nothing can excuse it for being so awfully schmaltzy, predictable, sexist and poorly made, preaching to the converted and making everyone else cringe in pain.
I have no words for how bad this film is. The clumsy script is an insult to the message...and the acting is worse than sinful. Dimensionless, flat acting by an incompetent Kirk Cameron is notable. Does God really want people in marriages to be so emotionally deficient they blindly grasp at the ridiculous? I doubt even Jesus would forgive the film makers.
I don't consider myself a religious person at all, and sometimes question if I really believe in God or Christianity. Therefor, in some ways I'm not really a target person for this, but in other ways it's a movie meant to register with someone like me with it's Christian messages. "Fireproof" is the story of Caleb(Kirk Cameron) and his wife Catherine(Erin Berthea) as their marriages begins to fall apart. She wants a divorce, he is unsure and then takes a 40 day "love dare" given to him by his father. The dare will hopefully lead them back together and help them build a relationship with God. The movie has a very meaningful message, and honestly never becomes too "pushy" about God. It's a movie designed for people to think about their own relationships and faith, and it really does accomplish that. However, the story is kind of cardboard, and the acting is downright horrible. Makes me wonder with all the actors who talk about God and thanking Jesus, why don't they make movies like that this, so they would be better and reach more people? Cameron is ok, but he's not a movie actor at all, he is perfect for sitcoms like "Growing Pains". Married people should give it a watch, just expect a good message, with poor execution.
|Catherine Holt:||Something has changed in you, Caleb. And I want what happened to you to happen to me.|
|Capt. Caleb Holt:||[Joyously overwhelmed] It can.|
|Catherine Holt:||[Also overwhelmed] Is it too late to ask you to grow old with me?|
|Capt. Caleb Holt:||[Smiles and runs to embrace and kiss his wife]|
|John Holt:||The cross was offensive to me until I came to it. But when I did, Jesus Christ changed my life. That's when I truly began to love your mom. Son, I can't settle this for you. This is between you and the Lord. But I love you too much not to tell you the truth. Can't you see that you need Him? Can't you see that you need His forgiveness?|
|Capt. Caleb Holt:||[Changed] Yes.|
|John Holt:||Will you trust Him with your life?|
|Capt. Caleb Holt:||[Nods head, yes]|
|John Holt:||[Embraces his son, and prays for him]|
|Capt. Caleb Holt:||For the last three weeks, I have bent over backwards for her! I have tried to demonstrate that I still care about this relationship!...I have taken her insults and her sarcasm...! I did everything I could to demonstrate that I care about her, to show value for her, and she spat in my face! She does not deserve this, Dad, I am not doing it any more! How am I supposed show love for somebody over and over and over who constantly rejects me?!|