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1st Dec '17 6:57:28 AM MisterMusic
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A 2008 film produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sherwood Pictures and starring Kirk Cameron as Caleb Holt, a fireman whose marriage to his wife Catherine is in trouble, but overcomes his problems by a combination of the "The Love Dare", a 40 day program, and through God.

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A 2008 film produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sherwood Pictures and starring Kirk Cameron as Caleb Holt, a fireman whose marriage to his wife Catherine is in trouble, but overcomes his problems by a combination of the "The Love Dare", a 40 day program, 40-day program and through God.



* TheUnfairSex: While Caleb was kind of a Jerkass and had problems, both personal and in the marriage, he's shown as the ''only'' one who had to fight for the marriage. It didn't show Catherine responsible or commissioned for such things, despite that clearly she was equally wrong in many of her arguments and, if anything, slowly changing for the ''worse''. For example, Caleb's watching internet porn is treated as a huge problem worthy of a cold dismissal of all his efforts to save and improve their marriage all the way up until he takes out his entire life savings to get her mother a wheelchair, but Catherine's overt dalliance in flirting with a co-worker (not to mention getting closer to said co-worker when she automatically assumes that he, and not ''her own damn husband who's been kissing her ass for over 40 days straight and even smashed his computer for her sake'', was the one who made that $24K payment) warrants no such consternation.
** Combines with a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that it's your duty to try to save your marriage, no matter how determined your spouse seems to wreck it, especially when you add in the parents' marriage, in addition to the likely unintended FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that puts all the blame for marriage problems on the man and never any on the woman.

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* TheUnfairSex: While Caleb was kind of a Jerkass {{Jerkass}} and had problems, both personal and in the marriage, he's shown as the ''only'' one who had to fight for the marriage. It didn't show Catherine responsible or commissioned for such things, despite that clearly she was equally wrong in many of her arguments and, if anything, slowly changing for the ''worse''. For example, Caleb's watching internet porn is treated as a huge problem worthy of a cold dismissal of all his efforts to save and improve their marriage all the way up until he takes out his entire life savings to get her mother a wheelchair, but Catherine's overt dalliance in flirting with a co-worker (not to mention getting closer to said co-worker when she automatically assumes that he, and not ''her own damn husband who's been kissing her ass for over 40 days straight and even smashed his computer for her sake'', was the one who made that $24K payment) warrants no such consternation.
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consternation. Combines with a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that it's your duty to try to save your marriage, no matter how determined your spouse seems to wreck it, especially when you add in the parents' marriage, in addition to the likely unintended FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that puts all the blame for marriage problems on the man and never any on the woman.
27th Nov '17 2:14:40 AM SkidTroper
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** Combines with a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that it's your duty to try to save your marriage, no matter how determined your spouse seems to wreck it, especially when you add in the parents' marriage.

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** Combines with a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that it's your duty to try to save your marriage, no matter how determined your spouse seems to wreck it, especially when you add in the parents' marriage.marriage, in addition to the likely unintended FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that puts all the blame for marriage problems on the man and never any on the woman.
12th Feb '16 9:07:50 PM MasoTey
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* BreakTheHaughty: To show the SmallNameBigEgo of the fire department he's not as cool as he thinks he is, Caleb has a hot sauce drinking contest with him.[[spoiler:Caleb replaced the hot sauce in his with tomato juice.]]

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* BreakTheHaughty: To show the SmallNameBigEgo of the fire department he's not as cool as he thinks he is, Caleb has a hot sauce drinking contest with him. [[spoiler:Caleb replaced the hot sauce in his with tomato juice.]]



* ComputerEqualsMonitor: Looks to be the case when Caleb goes after the monitor with a baseball bat in order to combat his internet pornography addiction. He quickly follows it up with smashing up the tower as well (well, the case at least. The one shot we get of the computer in the trash looks like most of the hardware is still intact).

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* ComputerEqualsMonitor: Looks to be the case when Caleb goes after the monitor with a baseball bat in order to combat his internet pornography addiction. He quickly follows it up with smashing up the tower as well (well, tower, too. (Well, the case at least. The one shot we get of the computer in the trash looks like most of the hardware is still intact).



* RunningGag: Caleb giving up something, then taking it out into the yard to whale on it with a baseball bat, then getting noticed by his elderly neighbors. He gives a cheerful greeting, and the neighbor gives a suspicious "Caleb."

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* RunningGag: Caleb giving up something, then taking it out into the yard to whale on it with a baseball bat, then getting noticed by his elderly neighbors. He gives a cheerful greeting, and the neighbor gives a suspicious "Caleb.". . . Caleb."
16th Jan '16 11:57:39 AM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: When we first see Dr. Keller. It's blatant that Catherine and Keller are attracted to each other. Nevertheless, two seconds later, the nurses talk about how they are attracted to each other.
29th Dec '14 6:28:05 PM scsimodem
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** Combines with a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that it's your duty to try to save your marriage, no matter how determined your spouse seems to wreck it, especially when you add in the parents' marriage.
21st Dec '14 12:44:30 AM SomeoneElse17
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* TheUnfairSex: While Caleb was kind of a Jerkass and had problems, both personal and in the marriage, he's shown as the ''only'' one who had to fight for the marriage. It didn't show Catherine responsible or commissioned for such things, despite that clearly she was equally wrong in many of her arguments and, if anything, slowly changing for the ''worse''. For example, Caleb's watching internet porn is treated as a huge problem worthy of a cold dismissal of all his efforts to save and improve their marriage all the way up until he takes out his entire life savings to get her mother a wheelchair, but Catherine's overt dalliance in flirting with a co-worker (not to mention getting closer to said co-worker when she automatically assumes that he, and not ''her own damn husband who's been kissing her ass for over 40 days straight'', was the one who made that $24K payment) warrants no such consternation.

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* TheUnfairSex: While Caleb was kind of a Jerkass and had problems, both personal and in the marriage, he's shown as the ''only'' one who had to fight for the marriage. It didn't show Catherine responsible or commissioned for such things, despite that clearly she was equally wrong in many of her arguments and, if anything, slowly changing for the ''worse''. For example, Caleb's watching internet porn is treated as a huge problem worthy of a cold dismissal of all his efforts to save and improve their marriage all the way up until he takes out his entire life savings to get her mother a wheelchair, but Catherine's overt dalliance in flirting with a co-worker (not to mention getting closer to said co-worker when she automatically assumes that he, and not ''her own damn husband who's been kissing her ass for over 40 days straight'', straight and even smashed his computer for her sake'', was the one who made that $24K payment) warrants no such consternation.
21st Dec '14 12:43:54 AM SomeoneElse17
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* TheUnfairSex: While Caleb was kind of a Jerkass and had problems, both personal and in the marriage, he's shown as the ''only'' one who had to fight for the marriage. It didn't show Catherine responsible or commissioned for such things, despite that clearly she was equally wrong in many of her arguments and, if anything, slowly changing for the ''worse''. For example, Caleb's watching internet porn is treated as a huge problem worthy of a cold dismissal of all his efforts to save and improve their marriage all the way up until he takes out his entire life savings to get her mother a wheelchair, but her overt dalliance in flirting with a co-worker (not to mention getting closer to said co-worker when she automatically assumes that he, and not ''her own damn husband who's been kissing her ass for over 40 days straight'', was the one who made that $24K payment) warrants no such consternation.

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* TheUnfairSex: While Caleb was kind of a Jerkass and had problems, both personal and in the marriage, he's shown as the ''only'' one who had to fight for the marriage. It didn't show Catherine responsible or commissioned for such things, despite that clearly she was equally wrong in many of her arguments and, if anything, slowly changing for the ''worse''. For example, Caleb's watching internet porn is treated as a huge problem worthy of a cold dismissal of all his efforts to save and improve their marriage all the way up until he takes out his entire life savings to get her mother a wheelchair, but her Catherine's overt dalliance in flirting with a co-worker (not to mention getting closer to said co-worker when she automatically assumes that he, and not ''her own damn husband who's been kissing her ass for over 40 days straight'', was the one who made that $24K payment) warrants no such consternation.
21st Dec '14 12:42:47 AM SomeoneElse17
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* TheUnfairSex: While Caleb was kind of a Jerkass and had problems, both personal and in the marriage, he's shown as the ''only'' one who had to fight for the marriage. It didn't show Catherine responsible or commissioned for such things, despite that clearly she was equally wrong in many of her arguments and, if anything, slowly changing for the ''worse''.

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* TheUnfairSex: While Caleb was kind of a Jerkass and had problems, both personal and in the marriage, he's shown as the ''only'' one who had to fight for the marriage. It didn't show Catherine responsible or commissioned for such things, despite that clearly she was equally wrong in many of her arguments and, if anything, slowly changing for the ''worse''. For example, Caleb's watching internet porn is treated as a huge problem worthy of a cold dismissal of all his efforts to save and improve their marriage all the way up until he takes out his entire life savings to get her mother a wheelchair, but her overt dalliance in flirting with a co-worker (not to mention getting closer to said co-worker when she automatically assumes that he, and not ''her own damn husband who's been kissing her ass for over 40 days straight'', was the one who made that $24K payment) warrants no such consternation.
8th Nov '14 3:36:11 PM theAdeptRogue
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* BrokenAesop: "Do good for other people, even when they're in the wrong, and hope your actions inspire them" is not a terribly inconsistent message, especially within a specifically Christian ethos, but the message seems to only apply one way.
21st Sep '14 6:01:28 PM cookingwriter12
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* DelayedReaction: Caleb confessing that he drank tomato juice while Wayne drank hot sauce.
--> '''Caleb''': It was tomato juice. (Wayne shrugs)
--> (that night)
--> '''Wayne''': Tomato juice?!
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