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7 Ratings: 2.9
Comedy movie directed by Brian Dannelly

Classic teen comedy mixes with cunning satire inSaved!. Fervent Christian Mary (Jena Malone,Donnie Darko) believes God wants her to save her gay boyfriend by sleeping with him. But he gets sent to an anti-gay indoctrination camp while she ends up pregnant--which … see full wiki

Director: Brian Dannelly
6 reviews about Saved!
review by . November 19, 2010
Teen comedies are a dime a dozen. Unfortunately, movies focusing on teen pregnancy are even more prevalent. So how do you come up with a twist on combining some tried-and-true formulas? Set your picture at a Christian high school, throw in some better-than-average talented actors, and back it up with a great sounding Christian-influenced movie soundtrack, and the end result is SAVED!, a scathingly funny indictment of all-things-Christian as well as it is a wholesome bit of praise for just the same …
review by . September 21, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
When saved was released in theatres, I had several acquaintances and friends tell me that it was a really good movie. I was told that it dealt honestly with faith and that I should see it because "it's also a Christian movie." I was a bit surprised by some of these words of praise because they came from people who were mainly atheists and agnostics. I wasn't able to see the movie when it was in theatres and forgot about the film until I happened to see it while browsing at a local video store. I …
review by . February 05, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Makes you think.     Cons: Predictable.     The Bottom Line: The Christians who protested this missed its point, as always.     What's more important? Keeping faith in your chosen religion or following the rules that are part of it? This was a question presented to me by a Christian friend who decided she was a lesbian several years ago, and it is essentially the question presented by Saved, a small independant comedy probably best …
review by . January 16, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
SAVED! is a testy little film that takes more chances than most and if not taken as a parody on our current religious polarizations, it could offend many. But this is a comedy and since Greek times, comedies find their most pungent lines in making fun of contentious ideas.    The setting is a fundamentalist Christian Baptist Highschool where everyone in the student body is endlessly praising Jesus and God and stretching their modes of entertainment and socialization to focus …
review by . November 22, 2004
Sometimes the truth can hurt. In "Saved!," fundamentalist Christians get a healthy dose of this fact. Now before somebody jumps on me for attacking Christians, let me tell you that I grew up in a fundamental home. When I went to college I became a "Bible-thumper" for a couple of years. I'm not saying that that is a terrible thing, I'm just saying that many Christians, especially younger ones, can take their beliefs to an extreme level that not only discourages others into finding out about their …
review by . June 23, 2004
Pros: Jena Malone, Mary-Louise Parker, Eva Amurri, very fun lines, wonderful message     Cons: gets a little cheesy, is sad if you think about it too much     The Bottom Line: What would Jesus do? No, really. What would he do?     In his feature film debut, writer/director Brian Dannelly scores an unlikely comedy hit with a tragic theme: intolerance and lack of sex education at Christian schools. The plot sounds like an after school special, …
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