A Texas college student flees the hypocrisy of his religious upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at ‘the most godless campus in America.’ Based on the New York Times bestseller by Donald Miller.
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Steve Taylor's paradoxical tale of religious intolerance and spiritual uncertainty is a rare deliverance, substantive and contemplative journeying. Unassuming and devoid of pretense, this film can only exceed your expectations, offering depth where so many films skitter, surfacely into obscurity. Know yourself by reflection, that which great art achieves, find there questions and curiosity, as if in dream.
Mr. Taylor, tell me you are in hiding. Don't give me this, "we had a low budget" bullshit. Ramin Bahrani & Lena Dunham, among others, have made brilliant visually constructed films for as low as $20K. This is one more turd on a growing pile of turds targeted at an infantile Christian market. There's not an ounce of truth or humanity in this movie, just a collection of under-processed observations. More effort needed.
There were some interesting parts and some funny, maybe even insightful quips here and there, but in the end, the characters were obnoxious caricatures, both of religious folk and liberals. The seemingly pro-religion conclusion was disappointing and made absolutely no sense.