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Featuring powerful performances and even-handed direction, this acclaimed drama is a subtly nuanced and deeply sympathetic look at both sides of one of the most polarizing debates in America: the conflict and possible reconciliation between homosexuality and Christianity.
A thoughtful, important film of exceptional insight and quietly devastating power. --Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
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I confess: I thought that I knew what to expect from this film. I mean, it's about a misguided gay man being sent to a Christian reformation program to cure him of his "sexual brokenness." Clearly lots of horrible things were going to happen! However, I was very much surprised for the better. I laughed, I found myself with watery eyes, and the audience even collectively gasped at one point. There are no "bad" people in this movie. Each character is weighed fairly and fleshed out into real, believable, understandable human beings, and I sympathized with each of them in a different way. And even though the film opens with contrasting images of a sex scene and an evangelical church congregation singing a hymn, this movie is by no means about gratuitous sex or pitching ideologies against one another with the aim of making one side look terrible.
I would have appreciated more attention being given to Mark's actual transformation inside "Genesis House"--the transition from him as a confrontational, unstable wreck to a well-manned and well-groomed member of the group happens abruptly and largely without explanation--but the film could only contain so much, and the great attention that was given to the exploration of human interaction and relationships made up for it.
"Save Me" has claimed a very early spot on my Wish List. I can't wait for it to be released.
I also read in the initial review that Allen and Gant have started thier own production company. If this is an example of what they plan on doing, I can't wait to see the next movie. I have enjoyed both of thier work for a while and am very glad they made the decision they did to come out. Do yourself a favor- rent or buy this when it comes out. It'll be worth it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The movie itself was very good. Beautiful scenery in New Mexico. The sound quality of the recording was poor and distracted significantl.Published 7 months ago by Gary Cunningham
A sincere look into how gay people really can't change their sexuality, no matter their faith or what they are taught. Read morePublished 12 months ago by D. Gallagher
Wonderful story and a sad look at how some feel the need to be something they are notPublished 13 months ago by Scott
If you come from a religious background then you will VERY much appreciate this film. From the start to the end it is an amazing story that is almost autobiographical. Read morePublished 14 months ago by bhh1020
I would have gone 5 stars but the subject matter made me angry. Why the anger? You can't change who you are! Not with religion, not with brainwashing, not with beating.... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Russell S
Fantastic story portraying the potential harm of sexual orientation change efforts.Published 16 months ago by T. Bunch
Not that we gay people need saving anymore than any other sinner. Look only to Jesus Christ, not any preacher, church or denomination.Published 17 months ago by Barry