Wednesday, October 15, 2008

movie update...


Not long ago, Kara and I were talking about this movie. We joked that it would probably be a "cheesy Christian movie."

Let me back up a bit...I absolutely Kirk Cameron and he was one of my first loves (think Growing Pains era). Our church reserved a theater and watched it on opening night. Ben and I didn't go...they ran out of tickets before we could purchase ours. Since then, we haven't run into anyone else who has seen the film. That didn't matter...

Last weekend we decided to hit up AMC in F-dub and watch the movie...along with 3 other people (that's it...the theater was nearly empty). The cheesy factor was heavily present. However, the Truth behind it all was so real. The movie is about an unbelieving couple and their struggles in marriage.


Regardless of your martial status, I would recommend this film. (I might regret this later...once someone actually views the movie.) The dilemmas these characters face are real and the Truth is just as real. Ben and I actually left the theater talking about our marriage and what it looks like in the eyes of Christ. It was just so refreshing to leave a movie and talk about meaningful insight and what truly matters in life.

It was NOT a waste of our time! (Although Kara and I might have been right.)

P.S. This film was put together by a church...so people volunteer to act, and help behind the scenes. Keep that in mind while watching it. :) Oh, and Kirk Cameron is still as cute as ever...and he loves Jesus!

4 comments:

Doreen T. said...

Dave and I saw this movie a couple of weeks ago and loved it! Yes, it is a bit cheesy, but not as much as I thought it might be. (Kara had me expecting the worst. How would she know anyways!)

We saw it on a Saturday afternoon, with a theater half full, and I wasn't the only one sniffling and wiping my eyes. One surprising note.... There was just enough humor to keep the movie from being too emotionally manipulative.

Marriage, in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ, was honored--something that occurs far too frequently in Hollywood.

Doreen T. said...

Oops.... I meant to end my comment with "...something that occurs far too INFREQUENTLY in Hollywood." Sorry!

J Yo said...

Did you hear that KC made a promise to his wife that he'd never kiss another woman, even for a movie? The last scene apparently has a kiss between him and his movie wife, but it's really his own wife wearing a wig. How cute is that?? :)

Ben said...

interesting. i would say that before reading your post there was a less than 2% chance of me watching this movie and a less than 1% chance of me seeing it in the theater. you successfully bumped that up to approx 60%. thanks for the post. writing that was probably harder than wearing a chrisitan tshirt to a marilyn manson concert.