Saturday, January 01, 2005
Layman movie review: SAVED
Another movie that was surprisingly good, from beginning to end. Yeah, it got just a tad heavy-handed, but that's pretty much the Modus Operandi of American Christians anyway, isn't it? Jenna Malone (from Donnie Darko) is a Christian high schooler whose boyfriend is gay and she tries to "save" him by having sex with him. Instead, she ends up pregnant, which exposes all the hypcricy of all her Jesus-freak schoolmates. It's funnier than it sounds, and cheesepuff singer Mandy Moore is really good as a popular bitchy girl. Moe-cay-hee Culkin is a wheelchair-bound kid, and he's pretty good too, as the cynical voice of reason, even if it does sound like he is trying to channel Christian Slater the entire time (man, whatever happened to THAT guy?)
So, anyway, I would totally recommend this movie. Kim liked it too, and she hates EVERYTHING!
Posted by "crusher" at 12:35 PM