Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Strange, edgy movie based on David Sedaris story.

R 2013 88 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+

Good movie with salient points

This movie felt eerily similar to my experiences as a young adult coming to terms with some of the aggressive sexual behaviour of some gay men and my concurrent disappointment with the hypocrisy of so many Christians and the selective nature of their compassion and love. Contrary to what some have said the movie is not anti-Christian but it is rightly brutal towards a certain type of Christianity. Some have argued that the central character should have been explicitly identified as gay in this sort of coming of age story rather than just hinted at. Perhaps they are right but the ambiguity does reinforce the power of the final scene where the main character is so harshly judged.
age 18+

Degrading God.... Don't watch

At the beginning of this film I was a little interested in seeing what was going to happen. However, throughout the film I began to realize how deceptive it was. This film is definitely not a Christian movie. In fact it is the exact opposite. I have been totally disgusted from it. I was about to stop the film at one point while they were in church because of how wrong they were in the way they were conducting the service. I continued watching though to see if there was change. I am glad I continued watching because I am able to write this review for the rest of you. Do not watch this film especially if you are expecting a Christian film . I was totally disgusted by this film and how it degrades the Christian faith and who God truly is.

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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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