This is not only a well-made film which includes good acting, cinematography and editing, but its strikingly realistic approach to marriage difficulties incorporates true-to-life dialog. The film puts it all right out there. Some of the selfish behavior of the married couple is hung-up like dirty laundry for all to see.
Kirk Cameron has done his best acting yet as Capt. Caleb Holt, a firefighter who believes that his stressful life allows him to ignore his wife. Erin Bethea gives a stirring performance as Catherine Holt, Caleb’s wife and a career-oriented PR director at the local hospital.
FIREPROOF does a very good job of balancing the weaknesses of both spouses and their lack of commitment to the marriage. Caleb is not into helping out around the house and ignores Catherine’s priorities. Catherine resents Caleb’s treatment of her and is suspicious of his motives. When Catherine tells Caleb she wants out of the marriage, he doesn’t understand what he’s done to make her want to end it. Caleb’s father challenges him to express his love for his wife daily for forty days no matter how she reacts.
It is a wonderful movie with dashes of humor and plenty of drama including exciting rescue scenes. Due to a sophisticated theme, FIREPROOF is more for the over-age-12 set. We gladly award five Doves, our highest rating, to this picture. Every couple in America should see this film! It is a life-changing experience. Viewers will never be able to look at marriage in the same way again.