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The Virgins

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Faith-based comedy promotes abstinence, has some profanity.

Movie NR 2014 86 minutes
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Although attempts at comedy counterbalance scenes involving prayer, the Bible, and abstinence, it's difficult to imagine secular audiences finding much to enjoy in this movie. In its own strange way, THE VIRGINS​ answers the question, "What if Judd Apatow and the folks who tend to be in his films were Christians who wanted to promote abstinence until marriage and the power of prayer by using the 'comedy of errors' formula?" It's difficult for a film to be a faith-based movie without being a pious faith-based movie -- hence jokes involving buckets of urine, for instance -- and although the acting, directing, and editing are much better than those of most faith-based movies out there, the bottom line is that the comedic situations aren't all that funny.

On the other hand, Christian families with teens who are looking for entertainment outside the standard faith-based fare might find The Virgins' open discussions of Christian sexuality, and the goodness inherent in saving yourself for marriage, valuable -- that is, if they can look beyond the silly comedic situations, such as the newly married couple trying to have sex under the pews of a church because they have nowhere else to go.

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