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Four college Christians look at their faith in Jesus and realize that it's based on routine rather than a genuine relationship. They decide that to fully understand their faith, they need to test it against others' beliefs. Michael B Allen, Will Bakke, Lawson Hopkins, and Austin Meek set out on a journey around the United States beginning in Dallas. They travel west to the Los Angeles, north to Seattle, east to Boston, and finally, South to New Orleans before heading home. Along the way, they meet several different characters including a policeman, a hippie clown, a Scientology ex, a congresswoman, a homeless man, and many more. As they guys near home and the journey's completion, they come to realize the importance of always questioning beliefs, no matter how sure you are of them. They see that questions are vital, because the answers to those questions allow us to really live for something. Written by
Michael B Allen
I just watched this on Netflix because I thought it sounded like a cool idea. The problem is that these guys are just not mature enough (on many levels) to take on such a profound subject. They are very narrow-minded and they didn't take advantage of how great this documentary could have been. I think they just thought of it and immediately hit the road. They needed some lessons in how to interview a stranger, or at least an outline for what they wanted to discover from each interview. It seemed like they just walked up to people and tried to wing-it. The problem is that you have to be well educated and witty to pull off something like that. I don't want to sound mean about these guys, but they just aren't very witty, and they don't seem to be very well educated. If you aren't close friends with someone involved with this production, you probably won't enjoy it.
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