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Saved! (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 June 2004 (USA)
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When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.

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Mary is a senior at American Eagle Christian High School in suburban Baltimore. She considers herself born again, despite the fact that her rebirth was at age three. Her best girlfriends are two classmates that comprise the Christian Jewels band with her. Hilary Faye is the alpha Christian, who outwardly is perfect, especially in her connection to God. And Veronica is ethnic Vietnamese who was adopted and thus saved by a black Christian couple. A third is Tia, who is generally an outsider in her geek status but who aspires to be in this Christian clique. Also within their social circle solely out of necessity is Hilary Faye's older brother Roland, who has been in a wheelchair since age nine after falling out of a tree, and who, out of family obligation Hilary Faye transports everywhere including to/from school. Beyond that transportation, Roland and Hilary Faye generally have disdain for each other. One of Hilary Faye's God driven missions for the year is to save Cassandra, a Jewish ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for strong thematic issues involving teens - sexual content, pregnancy, smoking and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$459,386 (USA) (28 May 2004)

Gross:

$8,786,715 (USA) (16 July 2004)
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This is the second movie that Mandy Moore and Heather Matarazzo co-star in. The first was The Princess Diaries. See more »

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When Mary and Hilary Faye are painting the Jesus billboard in the opening scene, the break at Jesus' neck from when his head falls off later is clearly visible. See more »

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[first lines]
Mary: [voice over] I've been born again my whole life... accepting Jesus.
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Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Jesus Christ Superstar
(1971)
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by The Hit Crew
Courtesy of Turn Up the Music, Inc.
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From a Middle-of-the-Road Guy
22 November 2004 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

A little background on myself for some perspective: I'm a middle-aged Roman Catholic single father of three, who attends church regularly (a few times per month) and generally leans a bit toward the right. I'm certainly not fanatical, but am somewhat spiritual. And just to clear up any misconception, Catholicism is, in fact, a Christian religion.

My teenaged son and I watched this movie together, and I don't know his impression specifically, but he did watch the entire movie, which is generally an indication he likes it. I enjoyed the movie as well, and did not find it to be in the least bit mean-spirited or anti-Christian. The main character never denounces God, but merely changes her perspective to one that's a bit less fanatical. The fact is, some people do go to extremes in their religious zeal (anyone familiar with 9/11), and simply depicting such a character in a movie hardly makes it anti-Christian. I think this movie represented a very accurate cross-section of religious attitudes in our society. If you are a religious zealot, or anti-religion zealot, you probably won't enjoy it because it doesn't lean in favor of either extreme. All others may find it worth the price of the rental.

And just to address some of the other reviewer comments - not wanting to regulate morality does not make one immoral, and if you think your sexual preference is a choice, think back to the time you CHOSE to be heterosexual.

Come now, you surely must remember a significant decision like that (and no, I'm not gay).


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