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The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah (2006)

 -  Comedy  -  January 2009 (USA)
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'The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah' is the mock documentary story of a man who thinks he is a messiah. Not the messiah, but rather a local, regionally-selected messiah for ... See full summary »

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Joseph Frost ...
Aaron
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Miriam (as Ellen Dolan)
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Homeowner with Demons
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Dennis ...
Tan Woman
Sierra Dennis ...
Tan Woman's Daughter
Brian Elliott ...
Door Slamming Homeowner
Brian Elliott ...
Door Slamming Homeowner
Aurelio 'B.B.' Enriquez ...
Guy Who Needs Haircut
Brooks Grigson ...
'Six Pack or Keg' Guy
Stephen Gully ...
Young Man
Michael Hancock ...
Large Man
Christopher J. Hansen ...
Interviewer
James Hansen ...
Tim C.
Hunter Hawkins ...
Smoking Guy
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'The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah' is the mock documentary story of a man who thinks he is a messiah. Not the messiah, but rather a local, regionally-selected messiah for his own hometown. He's on a quest, desperately trying to raise money for a town-wide rally where he hopes to announce his deity - and to determine his true, God-given 'special purpose' in life. Which may or may not have something to do with ailments of the lower gastrointestinal tract, but he won't be sure until he hears more or less directly from God. Written by Chris Hansen

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satire | independent film

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How Many Saviors Does One World Need?

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Won the Best Performances in a Feature Film (for the performances of Joseph Frost and Dustin Olson) at the 2007 Silver Lake Film Festival. See more »

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The Elbow of Jesus
25 March 2007 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Mockumentary that combines elements of Christopher Guest film-making with "The Office", "My Name is Earl" and "Napoleon Dynamite". The blending of these elements, disappointingly, forms something with very little entertainment value. It was very uncomfortable watching the screening of this with the director and much of the cast and crew. They laughed and guffawed at moments that just made me cringe.

A tip of the cap goes to Tony Hale for making an appearance ... I suppose in an attempt to give back to the art. More successful actors should do this. Other than that it is a too long, one-joke, unfunny mess that is little more than a mediocre student film. I will say the idea of a guy who claims to be "a" (not THE) Messiah is a pretty funny place to start. Too bad the "interviews" were weak, the site gags cheap, and the punchlines lacked punch.


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