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Movie Review: Religulous

October 6, 2008

Went to ye olde movie haus this weekend for the first time in a long time.  Jesi and I decided to see Religulous, the new Bill Maher commentary on religion.

Let me start off by saying this, If you are a devout follower of any of the big 3-4 major religious doctrines on our planet, you will probably not like this movie.  In fact, it might make you violently ill.  However, barring that, let’s say you are one of the 16% of Americans that hold no religious beliefs, or maybe you only go to church/temple/mosque out of habit and so as not to upset your sainted mother.  This movie is for you. I haven’t laughed out loud in a movie theatre that much in a VERY long time.  It’s funny just as Borat was funny, pointing out ridiculousness in the common man, only with less naked man-wrestling.  This is unsurprising as apparently it is brought to us by the same director as Borat.

The movie is an A+, but the last few minutes do get a little preachy, which is extremely ironic considering the subject matter.  Bill Maher has this grand Call to Action for Agnostics, Atheists, and Nihilists everywhere.  “Rise up against your oppressors!”  But, as we all know, Nihilists are cowards, Donny.

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