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Jonathan

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« on: May 28, 2004, 03:16:08 PM »

Anybody else interested in this? I'd like to see it sometime, but not this weekend (I'll be pretty busy anyway and my parents live in a small town that never gets first-run movies). I was just curious what everybody else thought about it.

For those who haven't heard about it, the basic plot line is that it's about a girl at a Christian school who gets pregnant and the reactions by everybody in the school to the news. Reviews tend to use the phrase "subversive comedy" to describe it. Various (fundamentalist) Christian groups are up in arms about it (surprise, surprise).
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2004, 03:14:42 PM »

i so want to see it
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2004, 06:21:54 PM »

I really want to see it too.

Even though I'm a Christian (though NOT in a holier than though, better than you, I'm right you're wrong type of way many of them are) I've enjoyed many of the movies that have "desecrated the Church" or whatever those people say.  

Plus it has Mandy Moore.  And she's hot.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2004, 11:12:50 PM »

Yes, it has that going for it, too. Did I not mention that?

Oh well, guess I didn't.

Yeah, it's got Mandy Moore in it. So go see it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2004, 09:06:37 AM »

Basically what I've heard is that it doesn't mock religion, just people who use religion like another accessory.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2004, 11:09:14 AM »

I want to see it too, but it might be a hard sell to the bf.  We always have to agree on movies.  Though I was surprised when he said he wanted to see Mean Girls.  I wonder if he likes Mandy as much as Lindsay...

The cast looks really interesting- Macauley Culkin, Patrick Fugit, Mandy Moore, Jena Malone...  I love Patrick Fugit- he was so cute in almost famous.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2004, 11:20:36 AM »

I listened to the McAuley Culkin interview on Fresh Air about this movie.  It sounds great.  I can't wait to see it.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2004, 01:23:57 PM »

I think I'm in love with Mandy Moore.
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2004, 11:21:41 PM »

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I think I'm in love with Mandy Moore.


Sorry Scott. 'I Think I'm In Love' was sung by Jessica Simpson.

Nice try though.

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2004, 12:28:43 AM »

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I listened to the McAuley Culkin interview on Fresh Air about this movie.  It sounds great.  I can't wait to see it.


hey, I heard that too!   it got me pretty stoked about seeing this ... perhaps this wknd?
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2004, 09:22:32 AM »

Seeing this is on my "to-do" list for this weekend, now that it's been released in this area.
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2004, 09:38:35 AM »

I want to see it too.
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2004, 01:52:05 PM »

I thought it was pretty good. Not great, but worth checking out. Like Juliana said, it didn't mock religion as much as it does hypocrisy & close-mindedness. I think a lot of people are barely aware that there is a whole parallel universe of Christian culture out there of christian rock bands, publishing, youth groups, etc., and this is the first movie I know of that explores that world. Pastor Skip was really good as the 'hipster' principal who uses hip-hop slang. Sample funny quote:

Pastor Skip: Ah... I'm concerned about Mary, and I think that you could help her...
Tia: You mean like shoot her?
Pastor Skip: No, I was thinking something a little less gangsta.

Jena Malone was really good and I'm sure we'll be seeing more of her. I've seen her in Donnie Darko and an HBO tv movie she did called Cheaters, and she's a very good actress and is a fresh-faced cutie.

And I love that Macauley Culkin is making a comeback. He did a good job in this and I hope he keeps doing interesting roles and indie movies.
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2004, 02:06:08 PM »

I loved this movie. Had me laughing and falling in love with Patrick Fugit.
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2004, 02:46:01 PM »

I'm looking forward to seeing this, maybe this saturday while hubby's at work.

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I thought it was pretty good. Not great, but worth checking out. Like Juliana said, it didn't mock religion as much as it does hypocrisy & close-mindedness. I think a lot of people are barely aware that there is a whole parallel universe of Christian culture out there of christian rock bands, publishing, youth groups, etc.,


I actually had to qualify a post on another messageboard because I said I was going to go see carmen and I didn't want people to think I was going to see the christian rockstar carmen *shudder*
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