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Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Bill Maher documents his trip to many of the most sacred and religiously meaningful places in the world, as he interviews high and low level participants of all denominations, in various religions, about why they believe what's written in the storybooks.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Jesus, Mary, Joseph Smith, Allah, Moses, Xenu... and his Holiness: Bill Maher.

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. People of faith will be offended by this film, while atheists, agnostics, intellectuals, and people with a sense of humor will worship it.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Jonah Hill (of Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Knocked up) gives his funniest line reading of the year. And that's not all.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: No, but you might start talking in tongues. Praise be Jesus.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: That depends on if Maher's God is a vengeful one or not.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Some of Bill Maher's reaction shots are priceless. One of them is the biggest laugh in the movie. And man, is that guy quick!

Q: How is the Directing?

A: The directing looks un-thought out and amateurish. Both the second camera and the boom mics regularly find themselves in the shots.  And while I can't imagine what Larry Charles was thinking when he put his B-Camera on a profile shot of Bill Maher, (causing him to regularly discuss the issues with the right side of the screen), I'm pretty sure I know what he was thinking when he got to the editing room: "Why on Earth did I put my B-Camera on such a stupid, ugly angle?!... I guess God is punishing me for making this film."

Q: How is the story/script?

A: It's kind of like Borat, but instead of an ignorant guy pointing out how stupid Americans are, it's a guy who's too smart for his own good pointing out how stupid devout people are. In other words, it's way more controversial. And sometimes, it's so intellectually mind-bending that your head starts to puff up as if it's about to explode.

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