I talked a bit about this movie when Meredith and I went to see it at a preview screening a few weeks ago. Let me remind you that it is opening up tonight. I would like to get a chance to go this weekend (but I am not sure if I will) just to help their opening weekend numbers. Most of how “hollywood” will view this film will depend on how well it does this weekend so if you are planning to go see it make an effort to get out in the next couple of days.
Now, about the movie. It is at its core a love story between a man and his wife who have “fallen out of love” with each other. It is a neat story (too neat in some places) and should be seen by every young married couple. I’m not kidding when I say this. You should go see this movie with your spouse. I would imagine that for people who are having marriage problems this may be harder to watch than Passion of the Christ (but in a good way). It takes an honest look at many of the things that people do and say in marriage and holds it up to God’s truth. It is powerful film even with some regular people doing the acting. Actually I think that the regular people make the film “work” even better. Some of the lines that would seem hokey coming from a seasoned actor work when coming from a regular guy.
So do yourself a favor, find a babysitter and go and watch this film. You will be glad that you did.