Stars: Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit, Heather Matarazzo
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 92 minutes
Classic teen comedy mixes with cunning satire in Saved!. 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 starts to drive a wedge between Mary and her snotty best friend Hilary Faye (Mandy Moore, How to Deal). Meanwhile, they're both interested in the son (Patrick Fugit, Almost Famous) of their Christian school principal (Martin Donovan, Trust). Saved! respects faith but gleefully mocks the excesses and absurdities of contemporary organized religion, particularly its suburban, let's-speak-the-language-of-the-kids manifestations. The actors, including Macaulay Culkin (yes, from Home Alone) and Mary Louise Parker (Fried Green Tomatoes), play their parts with sincerity, which makes the fusion of humor and heart succeed. A delightful movie. --Bret Fetzer
So everything that doesn't fit into some stupid idea of what you think God wants you just try to hide or fix or get rid of? It's just all too much to live up to. No one fits in one hundred percent of the time ? not even you.
I know that, Mary.
I know in my heart that Jesus still loves me.
Why would God make us all so different if he wanted us to be the same?
Look at you, you're starting to look like a smuggler. That doesn't bother you? People smoking around you? It's so bad for the baby.
I'm not pregnant.
So what are you gonna do? It's too late for the big "A". I know a place where you could sell it.
I'm not going to sell my-
It's Dean's, isn't it?