catapult magazine

catapult magazine




Feb 18 2005
12:14 am

I went to a Christian High School, and I thought the preview for this movie made it seem like an appropriate satire. I had several “recognition laughs” just watching the preview. Haven’t gone out of my way to see the movie yet though. I just read the Ransom review and I agree that the satire is probably deserved. There’s not much point criticizing a satire for being “one-sided” or employing sterotypes. “Exaggeration for effect” is entirely the point. I was surprised to hear the movie was produced by Michael Stipe. Some of the observations seemed so spot-on that I assumed the filmmakers were coming from the evangelical subculture… “evangelical expats” as Ms. Bowman would call them.