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They're on a mission from God...
on December 19, 2015
What's not to love? After falling in love with this movie as a pre-pubescent teenager when it was first released, I recently watched it with my son (who's also a pre-pubescent teenager) and it withstood the test of time. Actually, it's even better than I remembered (if that's possible).
This movie has it all: first and foremost a great collection of musicians showcasing their talent, multiple car chases, church members dancing in the aisles, a great horn section, Nazis getting their comeuppance, both kinds of music: country AND western, a penguin with a mean yardstick, lines you'll be quoting for years, and, best of all, a lesson in what could happen when you get a calling to go on a "mission from God." I could go on, but I have other things to do. You get the idea.
Run, don't walk, to your nearest couch and watch this now; you will not be disappointed.
This movie is rated R for what I can only believe to be language. There's no steamy sex scenes (or any for that matter, although there is a steamy sauna scene) or blood and guts violence (no one appears to be injured in any of the shenanigans). If this were made today, it'd probably get a PG-13 rating.