Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Keywords: Dark Comedy, Bible, Angels, Controversial, Road Trip
Loki and Bartleby, both fallen angels exiled to Earth (specifically, Wisconsin), intend to take advantage a loophole opened by the grant of a one-time indulgence to celebrate the centennial of a church in New Jersey. Unfortunately, doing so may come at great peril to the continued existence of mankind. Bethany Sloane, last living relative of Jesus Christ, with assistance by slacker prophets Jay and Silent Bob, may be our only salvation. Religious satire, produced on a $10M budget.
Review by anonymous (posted on 18-Apr-2005)
Maybe it's Kevin Smith's ironic (no pun
intended) use of Alanis Morrisette as God and George Carlin as a
Cardinal. Maybe it's Chris Rock's view of the Bible. Maybe it's
neither. If one takes the obligatory disclaimer at the start of this
film seriously, one can really enjoy this confection of a movie. For it
is that, merely a confection. There'll be no rewriting Biblical history
or secular history. There'll be no world peace as a result of this
movie. But so what? Let the movie pull you in. Feel for the characters.
The all-star cast is flawless and genuinely entertaining. The movie
falls short in explaining away (or just explaining) minor holes in the
plot line, but all in all a wonderfully done dark comedy that shouldn't
be confused with an attempt to explain, mock or even reconcile the
Catholic Faith. I am Catholic myself, in case you were wondering. And I
play the piano at mass every Sunday.
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