When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, all of her former friends turn on her and she is ostracized and demonized.

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Brian Dannelly
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jena Malone ... Mary
Mandy Moore ... Hilary Faye
Macaulay Culkin ... Roland
Patrick Fugit ... Patrick
Heather Matarazzo ... Tia
Eva Amurri Martino ... Cassandra (as Eva Amurri)
Chad Faust ... Dean
Elizabeth Thai ... Veronica
Martin Donovan ... Pastor Skip
Mary-Louise Parker ... Lillian
Birkett Turton ... Mitch (as Kett Turton)
Julia Arkos ... PE Coach
Donna White Donna White ... Trudy Mason
James Caldwell James Caldwell ... Hairdresser
Nicki Clyne ... Guitar Player
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Mary is a senior at American Eagle Christian High School in suburban Baltimore. She considers herself born again; her rebirth was at age three. Her best friends are two classmates that comprise the Christian Jewels band with her. Hilary Faye is the alpha Christian who outwardly is perfect, especially in her connection to God Veronica is ethnic Vietnamese who was adopted and thus saved by a black Christian couple. A third is Tia, who is generally an outsider in her geek status but who aspires to be in this Christian clique. Also within their social circle--solely from necessity--is Hilary Faye's older brother Roland, who has been in a wheelchair since age nine after falling out of a tree; out of family obligation Hilary Faye transports him to and from school and everywhere else, but the rest of the time the siblings scorn each other. One of Hilary Faye's God-driven missions for the year is to save new student Cassandra, a Jewish girl who was expelled from her last school and only ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for strong thematic issues involving teens - sexual content, pregnancy, smoking and language | See all certifications »

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In January 2009, the medical journal 'Pediatrics' published a study showing that gay teens who face a high level of familial rejection (as the character Dean did) are several times more likely to engage in various risky behaviors, including unprotected sexual intercourse with the opposite sex, often to try to "prove" to themselves or others that they are not really gay. See more »

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Hilary Faye crashes her van into Jesus, and her crown supposedly flies off, but right after the shot of it landing on the floor, we see it on her head again. See more »

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[first lines]
Mary: [voice over] I've been born again my whole life... accepting Jesus.
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Soundtracks

O Come All Ye Faithful
(circa 1743)
(aka "Adeste Fidelis")
Music attributed to John Reading (uncredited)
Latin lyrics by John Francis Wade (circa 1743) (uncredited)
English lyrics by Frederick Oakeley (1841) (uncredited)
Arranged by C. Mercer
Courtesy of Associated Production Music LLC
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A good wake up call for the evangelical church
15 November 2004 | by kdillmanSee all my reviews

I recall the controversy surrounding Saved when it came out earlier this year, especially from the evangelical church, conservatives and fundamentalists. I wanted to judge for myself its merits, or lack there of, since I've been an evangelical for 30+ years. I felt the movie did exactly what it intended to do; bring to light the hypocrisy of the church. I don't see how anybody, Christian or non-Christian could miss the message. I thought the selection of actors and actresses for the cast was right on, with each doing a very good job of portraying the personality of their characters well. I'm sure the movie was particularly biting to many evangelicals, as it should be--it even 'stung' me in a few places. I could see how evangelicals and conservatives would be outraged. However, the one thing I was especially struck by was the fact that this movie was written by non-Christians. As I watched all the 'digs' on Christians and the points of the evident hypocrisy within the church and Christianity, I came to a conclusion; if this movie was written by a non-Christian, then obviously there is a significant segment of our culture who believe the 'church' really is like this. If anything should move we evangelicals to start living lives of authenticity that reflect the love and grace of Jesus, this movie was it!


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saved! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$345,136, 30 May 2004

Gross USA:

$8,940,582

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,275,509
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1.85 : 1
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