Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Saved! (2004)

Ah, this is a fun one. Mary (Jena Malone) is a senior at her super-Christian high school. Her best friend Hilary Faye (Mandy Moore) pretty much runs the school, she's looking forward to prom, and this will be the best year ever. Until she gets pregnant by her fresh-out-of-the-closet boyfriend and starts questioning everything. What's a girl to do?

Disclaimer: I'm not particularly religious. I think this movie is enjoyable by believers and non-believers alike. It's hilarious, well written, and has awesome performances all around, especially by Mandy Moore as she gets increasingly nutty and tries to exorcise Mary and "save" everyone.

This movie doesn't slam Christians OR atheists. It slams hypocrites and people who judge others. It encourages us to learn to live with each other and love our differences. And what's better than that?

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