Saved (2004)

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Director: Brian Dannelly
Actors: Martin Donovan, Mary-Louise Parker, Macaulay Culkin, Mandy Moore, Jena Malone, Kett Turton, Heather Matarazzo, Chad Faust, Patrick Fugit, Donna White, Nicki Clyne, Elizabeth Thai, Julia Arkos, James Caldwell, Eva Amurri

Mary (Jena Malone) is a good Christian girl who goes to a good Christian high school in Baltimore where she has good Christian friends, mainly Hilary Faye (Mandy Moore), and a perfect Christian boyfriend, Dean (Chad Faust). Her life seems perfect, until the day that she finds out that Dean may be gay. After "seeing" a vision of Jesus in her pool, she does everything in her power to help him turn straight, including offering up her virginity. But none of it helps because Dean's caught and sent to a "degayification" center and Mary ends up pregnant. It's during her time of need that she becomes real friends with the school's set of "misfits," including Cassandra (Eva Amurri), the school's only Jewish girl; Roland (Macaulay Culkin), Hilary Faye's wheelchair bound brother, and Patrick (Patrick Fugit), the skateboarder son of the school's principal, Pastor Skip (Martin Donovan); whilst Hilary Faye turns her into a social outcast.

Status: Normal
Run time: 92mins
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Member Reviews (20)

Just rude and awful - not recommended at all!
Posted Monday, 13 January 2014 See my other reviews
Peter H
Ironically this was a bit 'preachy' in its criticism of churches (as opposed to religion) but is an very engaging comedy with some wit and irony. Culkin steals the scene time and time again. Watch the deleted scenes too.
Posted Saturday, 5 May 2012 See my other reviews
Don't trust the trailer, the film is ten million times better.
Posted Wednesday, 6 April 2011 See my other reviews
This is actually quite funny. It's a bit of a send up of religion, but it also has meaning to it as well. Interesting cast. Macaulay Culkin as a handicapped boy, Susan Sarandon's Daughter Eva Amurri as a Jewish girl, Weed's Mary Loiuse Parker and Martin Donovan (they both played lovers on Weeds as well). Some very religious people might find it offensive, but I think it should be taken as lighthearted.
Posted Sunday, 24 January 2010 See my other reviews
Jade P.
I love this movie - I find it hillarious even though i've seen it so many times - great alternative to the standard teen movies, and a bit anti-organised religion which i love.
Posted Wednesday, 13 January 2010 See my other reviews
I rented this movie because I seemed to remember reviews about it being controversial and Gay themed. The Gay theme is basically one tool used by this movie to show the hypocrisy of organised religion. I get that. In the end though, it is still just a teen flick, very well fit for teens.
Posted Thursday, 24 April 2008 See my other reviews
Vicki H.
Good fun!
Posted Monday, 10 March 2008 See my other reviews
One of the best teen black comedies ever. Mandy Moore is an actor who can sing.
Posted Thursday, 10 January 2008 See my other reviews
Ian H.
Posted Wednesday, 15 August 2007 See my other reviews
Julie F.
Not to be missed, if you are a,"Born Again",Christian, young, or young at heart and you ARE NOT,"Religious or Legalistic". You will, laugh your sox off !!!!!!!!!!!
Posted Thursday, 26 April 2007 See my other reviews
Posted Saturday, 16 September 2006 See my other reviews
Fiona E.
Posted Friday, 25 August 2006 See my other reviews
Rebecca K.
Posted Wednesday, 9 November 2005 See my other reviews
Zoe R.
For anyone who had a religious upbringing, this is a must see. Mandy Moore has mostly made mindless romances and this is a real departure from that. She may actually be able to act. It was good to see Macauley Culkin in a meatier role as well. Very, very funny.
Posted Wednesday, 26 October 2005 See my other reviews
Lucas D.
Saved is only just saved. Mediocre plot. Some of the actors have faces for radio.
Posted Friday, 7 October 2005 See my other reviews
You'd be better of going to church, because that's all you get in this movie. It feels like one big long church service. Very slow!
Posted Friday, 26 August 2005 See my other reviews
Helen Chu
Posted Monday, 1 August 2005 See my other reviews
Kylie Bourne
Posted Friday, 17 June 2005 See my other reviews
Posted Tuesday, 5 April 2005 See my other reviews
Heaps of fun - a really enjoyable teen film - wonderfully anti Christian fundamentalist.
Posted Thursday, 24 March 2005 See my other reviews