Friday, February 20, 2009

For Your Viewing Pleasure

I have two movie recommendations for you all. They are both very family friendly and you can watch them with the kids in the room. When Jesse and I watch movies with the little guy around the biggest thing we have to worry about is language because he’s a Say It/Play It. You don’t have to worry about that with these two movies.

The first one is Fireproof. This is a movie about a fireman, played by Kirk Cameron, who is struggling with his marriage and on the verge of divorce. Jesse and I watched it together and I thought it was a wonderful movie. It’s a different kind of love story than what you usually get. Most love stories end with the couple getting married and living happily ever after. This movie is different in that it is about a couple who is already past that point and still trying to love one another. In real life, marriage is hardly the end of the story. It’s only the beginning. If you have a spouse or soon-to-be-spouse I recommend watching it together.

My second recommendation is Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. This is a documentary by Ben Stein, the teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off¸ about the treatment of people promoting Intelligent Design. This movie is not about trying to convince you to believe one way or the other but simply shows the way those that dare question the mainstream are dealt with. It’s very interesting and concerning and shows a side of the story that you don’t get to hear very often.

Let me know what you think of my movie picks.

4 comments:

The Hancuff's said...

cody and i loved fireproof! we are very picky with our movies, but i had seen this movie talked about on so many onther blogs. we really enjoyed it and want to get the book:)

sweet nectar sara said...

we almost went to fireproof once, and now i'd forgotten about it. thanks for the reminder, i'm adding it to my netflix now :)

Stacey said...

Can't wait to see Fire Proof....I have had a few invites to watch it with some friends but I really want to watch it with Justin! So I will be getting it soon and watching it.
I am taking the kids to see twilight at valley fair this saturday with Erin. If you want to go let me know....

Oh and I just saw seven pounds, it is a really good movie I can't remember alot about the language although I don't think it was bad but it was an intense movie, maybe one you don't want to watch when SayIt/PlayIt is around. It demands too much focus! But definitely a movie that gets you talking about it. On the other hand if you are a cryer you may not want to watch it at all. It would have been an "ugly cry" for me if I had been alone...

Jill said...

Stansbury Park Baptist Church is playing it at the clubhouse this Saturday for anybody that wants to come! I loved Fireproof; and after reading Kirk Cameron's biography just recently I loved it all the more!