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.
!!Provides examples of:
* AnonymousBenefactor: Played with. [[spoiler:Caleb]] didn't give the money to buy the medical equipment with any stipulation of secrecy, but Catherine's assumption that it was [[spoiler:Dr. Keller]] means that she doesn't even check with the company to see who gave the money before running off to show her gratitude.
* BigDamnHeroes: Arguably, the passersby who [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome help move the wrecked car off of the train tracks]] along with the firemen.
* BlackBestFriend: Caleb and Catherine both have them.
* 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.]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Caleb's savings for his boat, mentioned during his first argument scene with Catherine, are later used to buy his mother-in-law's home medical equipment]].
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Caleb's mother, who he believes was the person who requested a divorce from his father, turns out to be the one who first gave his father the "Love Dare" book that saved their marriage, and which helps to save Caleb's as well]].
* 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).
* CuttingTheElectronicLeash: In this case, throwing the computer out the door and beating it with a baseball bat. It needed to be done.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Caleb has to actually work and follow the instructions in "The Love Dare" in order to achieve this.
* FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother : Done very sweetly by the daughter in the opening of the film.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five-Temperament Ensemble]]: Caleb Holt (choleric), Catherine Holt (melancholic/choleric), Eric Harmon (melancholic), Michael Simmons (leukine), Wayne Floyd (sanguine), and Terrell Sanders (phlegmatic).
* HilariousOuttakes: It's a mixture of people forgetting lines, goofs onstage, and a '''lot''' of pranks that got filmed.
* HollywoodFire: Largely averted. Not that much of the house is on fire and it clearly shows the amount of smoke involved. Still, the fact that the section underneath the house is completely intact except for dramatic falling rubble...
** Caleb, [[CharacterDevelopment at first.]]
** Catherine can come across this way just as badly as, if not worse than, Caleb.
* KissingDiscretionShot: An odd one. Kirk Cameron refuses to kiss any woman but his wife, so for the scene where Caleb and Catherine kiss, Kirk's wife was substituted for the regular actress and the lighting was turned down to make it more difficult to tell the difference.
* TheMoralSubstitute: Claimed by critics to be the reason why the movie was such a success despite their panning.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The two [[SassyBlackWoman sassy black women]] that end up inadvertently undermining Caleb's efforts to win Catherine back.
* ProductPlacement: Yes, they sell the book of "The Love Dare".
** And Chick-fil-A, too!
* RailroadTracksOfDoom: Unlike HollywoodFire, this one is played straight.
* RunningGag: Caleb giving up something, then taking it out into the yard to wail 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."
* SassyBlackWoman: A duo of them unintentionally undermine Caleb's attempts to win back his wife by regaling her with tales of friends of theirs who had the same tactics used on them to soften them up for the divorce.
* TomatoSurprise: When Caleb first confides to his father that Catherine wants to leave him, Dad Holt challenges him to fulfill the conditions of "The Love Dare," pointing out that it aided greatly in his own marriage to Caleb's mother when they had hit a rough patch. [[spoiler:Near the end, we learn that it was ''Dad Holt'' who had wanted to leave Mom Holt and not the other way around as Caleb had initially assumed; this prompts Caleb to go and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming apologize]] to his mother for having been a JerkAss to her throughout the movie.]]
* TheUnfairSex: One of the greatest problems of the movie. 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''. [[BrokenAesop When in marriage, one and only one of the spouses is wrong and must do whatever it takes to heal the marriage, since it's that one's responsibility]].
** But they do imply that she had a WhatHaveIDone moment when she found out that [[spoiler:it was her husband who paid for her mother's medical equipment]]. And one of her coworkers did give her a WhatTheHellHero about entertaining a suitor while she was still married.
** [[BrokenAesop A husband must give up his goal to please his wife and, in exchange, she'll feel bad about trying to cheat on him.]]
*** "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.