Saved! - 2004 (PG-13)


Year of Release: 2004
Rated: PG-13
Director: Brian Dannelly
Approx. Running Time: 92 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

Good girl Mary (Jena Malone)and her best friend Hilary Faye (Mandy Moore) are at the top of the food chain at American Eagle Christian High School. But all that is about to change in this "subversively funny" (USA Today) teen comedy about hype, hypocrisy and high school. Also starring Macaulay Culkin and Patrick Fugit, Saved! is a "boldly hilarious satire" (Rolling Stone)!

My Comments:

Despite (or may because of) being set in a Christian high school, this film deals with some very real issues to which anybody - Christian or not - can relate. In an irreverantly hilarous way, it covers the subjects of homosexuality, teen sex and pregnancy, adultery, hypocrisy, faith, and all the normal pressures of high school life.

And while the entire cast does an amazing job, Eva Amurri (daughter of Susan Sarandon) is a revelation as "Cassandra Edelstein," a rebel and the only Jew at the Christian high school.

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Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
5 Stars
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