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What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)

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An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from... See full summary »

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Paul Norman Allen ...
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James Solomon Benn ...
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Reverend Billy ...
Reverend Billy
Ben Cerf ...
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Misun Choi ...
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Ben Dubin-Thaler ...
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Savitri Durkee ...
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Leah Farrell ...
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An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt.) The film also delves into issues such as the role sweatshops play in America's mass consumerism and Big-Box Culture. From the humble beginnings of preaching at his portable pulpit on New York City subways, to having a congregation of thousands - Bill Talen (aka Rev. Billy) has become the leader of not just a church, but a national movement. Written by Warrior Poets Releasing

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The movie Santa doesn't want you to see!


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Rated PG for thematic material and brief mild language

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,527 (USA) (16 November 2007)

Gross:

$196,990 (USA) (28 December 2007)
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Saved my shopping soul!
3 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping saved me from the sin of racking up debt and spending money I don't have to secure the love of people who love me anyway this holiday season. This film is funny, important, and down right righteous. Follow the brave souls of the Stop Shopping Choir as they journey across this spoiled land of ours saving people from the evils of consumerism. Hear the amazing tales of people using credit cards to drown children with cheap, plastic toys from China. Witness the Revered Billy bravely absorb the evil magnetism of credit cards into his own body. Seriously, this is a really cool documentary, I saw it at Silver Docs in Washington DC and the audience loved it, the characters, the visuals, the story...all great. See it at a theater near you as soon as you can!


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