Last night Doug and I watched the movie Fireproof, because we felt we really should. And, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Now I’m not saying there were no cheesey parts. There were. Nor am I saying it is great art. It most certainly is not. But it doesn’t seem to be aspiring to that. Some of the goofy spots seemed put in just to red flag that point.
But I kept thinking about how many millions of people in America need to see this movie. It was very much like a Sunday school flannelgraph lesson on how to save your wrecked marriage, and it takes you up the stairs one at a time. Very basic, very needed. And the simple message is a big improvement over the sophisticated flannelgraph lessons Hollywood presents the public over and over and over again.