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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:14 PM
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Anyone else seen the movie "Saved"?
Im watching it for the first time anyone else seen it? is it good?
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:15 PM
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1. It is very funny.
Enjoy!
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:16 PM
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2. Yes, very entertaining
my 12 and 13 year olds loved it. We watched it shortly after F-9/11.
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BBradley Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:16 PM
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3. I went in with high expectations, and left a little disappointed.
It's still a pretty good movie, it just didn't take shots where shots were due I thought.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:19 PM
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4. I thought the same thing
It was decent...but I went to it expecting a knee slapper and it's not.

I was thinking it was strictly a comedy and it's sort of a drama/ comedy.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:22 PM
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5. Started out good, ended up weak, IMHO.
Not a total waste of time, but I had higer expectations, epecially with Michael Stipe's involvement.
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chefgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:22 PM
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6. I saw it
I thought it did a really good job of shedding light on what the fundies are really all about.

I did find myself thinking, more than once, that its sad that any fundies watching it probably wouldn't get it.


Best line in the movie:
"I am FILLED with the love of Christ!" (as she throws her bible and hits the other girl with it) Sums it all up for me.

-chef-
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Menshevik Donating Member (674 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:22 PM
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7. Yes
Loved it! Reminds me of a church in the city I grew up in
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Stop_the_War Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:25 PM
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8. It is AWESOME!!!
A wonderful critique of freeper-fundamentalism.
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colinmom71 Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:31 PM
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9. Yeah, it's a pretty good movie...
Quite funny and ironic. You'll enjoy it. The end kinda whimps out though IMO. I also thought Eva Amurri (Cassandra, the token bad girl) was the best part of the movie. Macaulay Culkin also delivers a good, understated performance.
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misanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:05 PM
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10. Humorous in sections...
...the performances are rather uneven, though, and the plot line is predictable. The energy flags in portions and its characters seem a bit transparent.

Not as strong as it could have been. Somewhat entertaining on first view, but there was nothing in it that made me want to see it again.

Definitely no more than rental calibre.

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Domitan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:07 PM
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11. My fiancee couldn't believe that fundies really thought like that
Well, I clarified it by sharing with her my visits with my American cousin's church communities in the red states. Yup, there are people who think like that, who act like that.
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KareBear Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:09 PM
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12. Yup, bought it, love it, just like when I was a brainwashed teen (nt)
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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:13 PM
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13. lol ok living in the south i found this very funny and scary because i ..
know several of these "type" of people
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:13 PM
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14. Really really good!...
My only quibble with it was that it still worked from the premise that there was still "a magic man in the sky" (although the fundies were wrong in their interpretation)

Michael Stipes production $$$ was his best work in years.
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WEagle Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:38 PM
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15. guite good for what it is
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 03:39 PM by WEagle
a Hollywood comedy that addresses fundie Christianity. We are probably lucky it was released in the first place.
I think the person who wrote it must have had first hand experience.
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