Post # 1
DH and I watched this movie last night. It is a Christian based movie about marriage. I have to say, I was quite reluctant to sit down and watch it because it is not a high-budget Hollywood movie. However, this movie is really great and makes you really stop to think about how you treat your partner and how to really make a marriage work. I have several friends that I know could benefit from watching this movie and I know DH and I will watch this one again. 🙂
Post # 3
I’ve also seen it and loved it as well. It’s a bit refreshing to watch such an uplifting film that really makes you think 🙂
Post # 4
My FI and I just watched it for the first time last week with our premarital counseling group! As our pastor told at before watching it, “If the acting was good, this would be a GREAT movie.” And he was so right! Yes, the acting isn’t great (the majority of the actors are members of the church that made the movie), but the message is so important. So often, love is presented in such a selfish manner. It’s about what each individual wants and how each individual feels. Yes, these are important, but love is also selfless–it’s about doing our best to love and serve our partner no matter what. I loved when the dad talked about loving his wife even when she didn’t deserve it–this is so true and so important!
Post # 6
I thought it was a good for “okay we’re on a marriage retreat so let’s watch this movie” but not like a “hey, date night movie!” The acting was not great, but I liked the idea of the “love dare.”
Post # 7
We watched it in theaters when it first came out. I was pleasantly suprised — I expected it to be pretty cheesy :-P. There were some parts that were a little cheesy, but overall, I liked the points it made and especially the scene where the guy finally gets the way Jesus loved him unselfishly and it becomes the turning point for how he loves his wife. I haven’t seen it since then, but I’d like to
Post # 8
Cheesy but good intentioned. I thought it was cute that Kirk Cameron insisted that he wouldn’t kiss anybody but his wife, so they slapped a wig on her and used silhouettes.
I have no idea when I saw this but FH says I mentioned seeing it when I went home one Christmas or I saw it with some of my section. Either way, I doubt FH wants to sit down to it.
(In a similar vein, I thought The Second Chance was pretty good- I will admit I was shocked that they allowed swearing in a Christian movie)
Post # 9
Such a great movie! I saw it with a few generations of my family when I was single and I loved it! Now that I’m in a relationship (though not a religiously based one) I use the advice from it all the time!
Post # 10
I haven’t seen it, but I worked with a very Christian doctor once, and I was speaking with a patient who had cheated on his wife like 10 years earlier, and she just found out and kicked him out. The doctor actually told him he needed to rent this movie and watch it, and then maybe rewatch it with his wife, and then go into counseling. So it sounds pretty impressive to me!
Post # 11
There is also a book that came from it. It is the actual “Love Dare” that the character uses in the book. Right now FI and I use some of the exercises from it. And we plan on having a couple of copies laying around to use when we may hit some rough patches. I agree that the acting wasn’t the best, but the message was pure gold 🙂
Post # 12
I think it is a good movie. The people who made the movie are coming out with a new one later this year called Courageous
Post # 13
It’s a great movie! I’ve watched a couple of that church’s movies and I think they have displayed a positive reflection of a good faith based relationship with God and how that primary relationship relates to all the other relationships in your life!
Post # 14
I saw the movie and yeah, some of the acting wasn’t great (but better job than I could’ve done!) and the message was good. I watched it before I got engaged but now I think it’s time to watch it again with my FH.
Post # 15
I really want to see the movie but haven’t had the time. Going to have to ask my friend when we do a girl’s movie night. But definitely love the book!
Post # 16
I really liked it. It was inspiring and encouraging in a way that few movies these days are.