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Year One (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy  |  19 June 2009 (USA)
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After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.

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Zed, a prehistoric would-be hunter, eats from a tree of forbidden fruit and is banished from his tribe, accompanied by Oh, a shy gatherer. On their travels, they meet Cain and Abel on a fateful day, stop Abraham from killing Isaac, become slaves, and reach the city of Sodom where their tribe is now enslaved. Zed and Oh are determined to rescue the women they love, Maya and Eema. Standing in their way is Sodom's high priest and the omnipresent Cain. Zed tries to form an alliance with Princess Innana, which may backfire. Can an inept hunter and a smart but slender and diffident gatherer become heroes and make a difference? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, brief strong language and comic violence | See all certifications »

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19 June 2009 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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£978,008 (UK) (26 June 2009)

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$43,337,279 (USA) (14 August 2009)
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Paul Rudd:  as Abel. See more »

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When Oh first appears with gold paint, he has no eyeliner. Midway through his conversation, he has thick black eyeliner. See more »

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Cain: For the crimes- of blasphemy - heresy - conspiracy - treachery - leprosy - puppetry - hyperbole - animal husbandry - sodomy... Oh, it's refusal of sodomy - overt punditry - and the murder of my brother Abel - the prisoners shall be stoned - TO DEATH!
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Put the Message in the Box
Written by Karl Wallinger
Performed by World Party
Courtesy of Seaview Records Ltd.
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Oh come on; this is Mel Brooks inspired.....
6 September 2009 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

This is nowhere as bad as some are making out - it has touches of Python and a lot of Mel Brooks - it is pretty lazy in places with too much adlibbing - at least I hope it was adlibbing...

But this is pretty good entertainment - and it's not really about cavemen - it's about the Old Testament set mainly in Sodom - and it is kind of like Life of Brian - though clearly not in the same class.

One can understand why marketers don't want problems with an upset congregation, but at the end of the day this works pretty well as both broad comedy and a gentle satire.

Considering that I was expecting a total donkey with a side order of turkey this was pretty much a fun film - and no where near as bad as I'd heard. Can be watched without loss of brain cells...


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