An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is enlisted to prevent two angels from reentering Heaven and thus undoing the fabric of the universe. Along the way, she is aided by two prophets, Jay and Silent Bob. With the help of Rufus, the 13th Apostle, they must stop those who stand in their way and prevent the angels from entering Heaven.Written by
Jerel Parenton <J.W.Parenton@student.tcu.edu>
Due to the controversy of the film, Disney was having doubts about releasing the film, at which point Miramax's Harvey Weinstein personally brought the project from Miramax and sent it to Lionsgate Films. See more »
When Rufus falls to Earth, both of his feet are facing the same way. In the next shot, both his feet are facing inward. See more »
Ladies and Gentlemen, the driving force behind Catholicism WOW, Cardinal Glick.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now we all know how the majority and the media in this country view the Catholic church. They think of us as a passe, archaic institution. People find the Bible obtuse... even hokey. Now in an effort to disprove all that the church has appointed this year as a time of renewal... both of faith and of style. For example, the crucifix. While it has been a time honored symbol...
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A good number of the credits are not the typical label-and-name, but are instead complete sentences (although without a period). One example is 'The Visual Effects Supervisor was Richard "Dickie" Payne' . See more »
The version of Dogma shown at Cannes in 1999 was shown at the Vulgarthon 2000 in Red Bank, N.J. on 10/30/2000. See more »
Written by August Msarurgwa
Performed by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as Perez Prado)
Used by permission of Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. sub-publisher for English speaking countries on behalf of Gallo (Africa) Ltd.
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A Funny, Charming Fantasy
Dogma has plenty of funny religion-themed gags, but I was entertained by it mainly because I liked just about all of the characters and I enjoyed most of their dialogue.
There's not a lot of substance behind what they're saying, unlike in, say, Tarantino's films, but the fact that it's all fairly low-brow and goofy is what makes it good. Jay and Bob are fantastic with their little stoner quips.
The plot is fairly weak, but it's not supposed to be brilliant. It's easy to tell that Kevin Smith just enjoys playing around with Catholicism by poking and prodding at it.
Also, George Carlin is what was his usual comedic self in his cameo.
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