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Scott J. Shaw | BAKinPA,USA | 05/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw a trailer for this film at the Nuart Theater in Santa Monica (they show independent films) months before it arrived and couldn't wait for it to show up. It just looked like something so different and fresh. I have to say, "I wasn't disappointed at all." If you're a collector junkie like myself (Beatle Conventions), you'll like it even more than someone else might. Whether you hit Comicons, Trek Conventions, etc..., you'll love it. These folks collect frozen dinners. When they get together for a special club meeting to talk about the new Swansons Dinner coming out you'll die laughing. They go over the exciting rumour that the artwork will be purple---WOW! The president of the club (Shawn) gets everyone excited because he knows someone at the local grocery store that might be able to get them all in at midnight for the big release date. Shawn and some of the guys are also in a punk band going nowhere until they switch to Christian Punk as The Christers. If you're not offended, it's a riot and the biggest reason that it's funny and works is because the music is fantastic and the lyrics are very clever and weren't just thrown in for shock value. Shawn Anders---the star and writer/director was there for the screening I attended. I asked about a CD release and he stated that he hopes it will come out as a release as well. I've got my fingers crossed. You can hear some of the music at the NBT site. They get the idea to change their music from the mgr. of the cafe they're hanging out in: The No-Choice Cafe next to "THE" clinic. Shawn's groupie (Shelly) works at the Wlliam Jefferson Clinton Abstinence Clinic and talks girls out of having sex on their hotline. Nothing in this film is anti-Christian---it's just way out there and definitely would not be considered to be something promoting a conservative Christian lifestyle. No worse than a rap artist that sings dirty lyrics or a country star that sings about getting liquored up thanking God when they win a Grammy. They're not anti-Christian, they just have a more than liberal outlook at what the Christian lifestyle might be. It's actaully a fun, stressfree trip to the movies. If you dig Green Day you should really like the music and if you have any hobbies that don't include taking joy in trying to enforce censorship of a movie that you haven't even seen yet (for example: Dogma in the past or The Da Vinci Code now), you should really have fun watching this movie. If you love the independents and something new, grab this DVD (I'll be pre-ordering), you won't be disappointed."
Bruce Nourish | Phoenix, Arizona, USA | 06/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is a great antidote to the mindless inoffensive trash that is apparently all Hollywood can bring itself to produce these days. If you appreciate offbeat indie comedy you should drop everything and buy this right now.
I think the reviewer who discusses at great length how this movie is "not anti-christian" is off the mark. Intentionally or not, this movie portrays all its most publicly-religious characters in a cynical light: the "Christian Profiteer" cafe proprietor, the foul-mouthed libertine Christian band singer, and the pathetic twenty-something-year-old virgin. I can't understand how anyone who takes their Christianity seriously is not going to be offended by this movie, but then there's many things I don't understand about such people; I'm not one of them, so for me it just made everything more obscenely funny."