You've heard me say before that I am not a movie-lover. I just don't enjoy sitting still for two hours, and the vast majority of what's produced nowadays just doesn't interest me in the least. And since I'm not paying attention to what's coming and going, I never heard of "Fireproof" until Ben called last week and said he wanted to see it Friday night.
So see it, we did. And aside from the uncomfortable seat and the $9.50 per person price tag (Nine! Fifty!) I enjoyed it. A LOT.
I was very pleasantly surprised that I could actually go to the movies and love it. While this is not a film starring Hollywood A-listers, it is well done and the message is clear. The gospel is presented well, and anyone with a troubled marriage would be encouraged that there is hope if they're willing to work at it. We laughed and cried, sometimes simultaneously, and left the theater feeling good about what we had seen and taken our kids to. That's a rare thing these days.
Fireproof is made by the same people who brought us "Facing the Giants," Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. You can read a bit about it here, and here's what USA Today had to say about it.
Go see it. Take the tissues.
Be thankful ~