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"Good girl" Mary and her domineering best friend, Hilary Faye, are starting their senior year at the top of the social food chain at American Eagle Christian High School - that is until Mary's boyfriend tells her he thinks he might be gay. When Jesus appears to her in a vision, she heeds his message to "do everything she can to help him" and, to her horror, she ends up pregnant. Suddenly, Mary begins to question everything she's believed in, and Hilary Faye and her devoted "disciples" turn against her. As an outcast, Mary finds herself alone until she's befriended by the school's other pariahs: Hilary Faye's cynical, wheelchair-bound brother, Roland; the principal's skater heartthrob son, Patrick; and the high school's lone Jew, an exuberant rebel named Cassandra. In this sweetly subversive comedy, a group of outsiders band together to navigate the treacherous halls of high school and make it to graduation, ultimately learning more about themselves, finding faith in unexpected places, and realizing what it truly means to be Saved!.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 142
- Fresh: 86
- Rotten: 56
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A minor work, yet it has a teasing lilt to it, and to make it at all took courage and originality.
Fresh: Has the glitteringly satiric dialogue of Election -- and the soul of an after-school special.
Rotten: After two comically inventive scenes, it quickly turns soft and flat.
Fresh: Blessed by a potent cast, Saved! lets its teens be teens -- pimples, if not warts, and all.
Accurate and entertaining.
I spent the first 20 years of my life as a Christian and attended Christian school most of that time. I say this movie is extremely accurate regarding what life in Christian school is like. In fact, it is so accurate that it is scary. In spite of this movie's duty of bringing the dark side of Christianity to light, it also somehow manages to be very entertaining and funny.
I Was Impressed!
I was actually expecting silly and/or biting satire. This is actually a sweet movie with a pretty universal message regardless of personal faith. It is not an anti-religious film or even an anti-Christian film. It's about being hypocritical. In a telling scene, the "pious," preachy character played by Mandy Moore literally throws her bible at Jena Malone's character. Jena's character's response, "*This* is not a weapon!" That is the message of the movie.
i love this movie. and yes, i think it shows very well how SOME christians can be. not all of them are like that, but alot of them are. but this movie isn't really about whether you believe in god or not, it's about accepting people for who they are, and it shows that, just because someone doesn't believe, or that they get pregnant in high school, or whatever, it doesn't mean that they are good people. anyway. i thought it was a great movie. :o)
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2004
- © 2004 United Artists Films Inc. All Rights Reserved.