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Salvation Boulevard

2011

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3.6 out of 5 stars (36) IMDb 5.3/10

Winona Ryder and Academy Award(r)-winner Angelina Jolie are the certifiable stars of Claymoore Hospital's South Bell ward in this wry adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's best-selling memoir.

Starring:
Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear
Runtime:
1 hour, 36 minutes

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Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Comedy
Director George Ratliff
Starring Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear
Supporting actors Pierce Brosnan, Ed Harris, Jan Radcliff, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Gaffigan, Marisa Tomei, Isabelle Fuhrman, Mary Callaghan Lynch, Cree Kelly, Randy Ryan, Mike Eshaq, Julia Glander, Michael Maurice, Satori Shakoor, John Hawkinson, Ele Bardha, Garrett Fuller, Bianca Binno
Studio IFC
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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"I am the anointed servant of God and I tell you to be silent!" Deadhead turned born-again-Christian Carl (Kinnear) is friends with the pastor of his local mega-church Dan Day (Brosnan) and is invited to accompany him to scientist Dr. Paul Blaylock's (Harris) house for a discussion. When a terrible accident happens Carl finds himself fingered in the incident and does everything he can to prove he is innocent. Things aren't always easy though. Having never seen a preview for this I was excited for this based off the cast alone. While I will say this is a good movie and a very dark comedy I was a little disappointed. The main flaw this had was that the movie had a good idea but had only ten minutes of it. There was a lot of repeating going on and a few scenes that seemed like they were only put in to increase the running time. I have to say that Brosnan and Kinnear played very similar parts to the ones they played in "The Matador" (which is a better movie) but it seems to fit them. It may sound like I'm bashing this movie. I don't mean to if that's how it comes off. I did enjoy it and laughed a few times but based off the cast I was a little disappointed (but after movies like "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Son Of No One" I need to stop thinking just because the cast is great means the movie will be great.) Overall, a decent dark comedy that is worth watching but tone down your expectations. I give it a B-.
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This movie has some of my favorite actors in it, so even though it bombed at the theaters, I figured I would give it a whirl. I was pleasantly surprised... it had great acting, a compelling story, with surprising twists. I figued if I didn't like it I would donate it to the local library, but it's a keeper.
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Anyone put off by the title can relax, this movie is not a diabolical assault on Christianity. It's not even about religion. It's just an exceedingly droll dark comedy reminiscent of Cohen Brothers movies (Fargo, O Brother Where Art thou?). This film won't sorely test anyone's faith.

OK, the malefactor here is a sleazy TV preacher. But hey, he's really sincere, folks!

The plot revolves around sleazy but charismatic TV preacher (Brosnon), one of his faithful flock of sheep--a hapless former Grateful Deadhead (Kinnear), a hard-boiled writer (Harris) & a dubious real estate development (hence the title).

Salvation Boulevard is a scaled-down version of the book by Larry Beinhart, who also wrote WAG THE DOG (originally titled AMERICAN HERO). The book was better, as usual, since there was much more to it, but the director succeeds in bringing its dark humor to the screen.

The production quality is first-rate, with fine acting by a stellar cast, a devastatingly wry script full of nice twists & great lines, even a perfectly suited soundtrack.

Salvation Boulevard is not your typical inane comedy. The humor is subtle & dry, with nuanced metaphors & lots of double-entendres. There are achingly funny scenes & laugh-out-loud moments, but it's not for the thin-skinned or easily-offended. Although it isn't really about religion, it is about hypocrisy, self-deception & the pitfalls of credulity. Ignore the bad reviews, some of which were no doubt by viewers who simply didn't understand it.

Dark comedies are hard to pull off, which is why you don't see more of them. (Plus the fact that America itself has become a rather dark comedy.) This one especially, given the subject matter.
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Purchased this flic for $1.99 on sale not knowing what to expect. While watching the opening credits I saw Marisa Tomei was in it (I love her). Was very pleasantly suprized by the movie and the plot, this is not a movie for the hard core "reborn" christian audience as it pokes fun at the whole televangalist world. Religious insanity is the theme and it is done amazingly well and is very, very funny. Cannot say much more without being a spoiler but as they used to say in the Life cereal commercials "try it you will like it".
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Watching Salvation Boulevard, I realized that satire was never going to be the funniest form of comedy. Ever since Swift penned A Modest Proposal, whatever laughs there are in these dark artistic works have been nervous and mixed with horror and revulsion.

So it is with "Salvation Boulevard," not the darkest comedy I've ever seen, but plenty dark, disturbing, and sometimes violent. But in the service of deflating piety, hypocrisy, and egomania, the atmosphere feels entirely appropriate.

The movie starts with a debate between Pastor Dan Day (Pierce Brosnan) and atheist Peter Blaylock (Ed Harris). Having watched similar debates between various clerics and religious apologists and the likes Richard Dawkins and the late, great Christopher Hitchens, the script and direction gets the tone mostly right and mines the hubris and false confidence (of both parties) for laughs. The scene also serves to introduce us to most of the key characters, including Carl Vanderveer (Greg Kinnear), a former Deadhead who has had a radical conversion to an evangelical form of Christianity and married a seemingly holy woman, who has a saner-than-she-should be teen daughter.

Not nearly as broad as "Saved!"--a satire in a similar vein--"Boulevard" deals with Pastor Dan accidentally shooting atheist Blaylock (which rather than killing him, puts him in a coma) and trying to pin the shooting on Carl. Because all of this happens within the opening minutes of the movie, no spoiler alert was called for, but from that point on the surprises begin to stack up and to say more would be to rob the reader of those moments of shock and humor.
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