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Saved! (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 June 2004 (USA)
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When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.

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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
Kett Turton ... Mitch
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, despite the fact that her rebirth was at age three. Her best girlfriends 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. And 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 out of necessity is Hilary Faye's older brother Roland, who has been in a wheelchair since age nine after falling out of a tree, and who, out of family obligation Hilary Faye transports everywhere including to/from school. Beyond that transportation, Roland and Hilary Faye generally have disdain for each other. One of Hilary Faye's God driven missions for the year is to save Cassandra, a Jewish ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This is the second movie that Mandy Moore and Heather Matarazzo co-star in. The first was The Princess Diaries. See more »

Goofs

When Mary and Hilary Faye are painting the Jesus billboard in the opening scene, the break at Jesus' neck from when his head falls off later is clearly visible. 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

Flowers in the Window
(2001)
Written by Fran Healy (as Francis Healy)
Performed by Travis
Courtesy of Epic Records / Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd., By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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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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