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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Heaven Help Us. See more »

Genres:

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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Trivia

The gun that Hillary Faye uses at the target range is an IMI Jericho. See more »

Goofs

When Mary and Hilary Faye are painting the Jesus Billboard, you can see that there is no paint on their brushes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mary: [voice over] I've been born again my whole life... accepting Jesus.
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Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Push It
(1986)
Written by Hurby 'Luv Bug' Azor and Ray Davies
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa
Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group, By Arrangement with Universal Music Enterprises
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Decent film that pansies out a little at the end
24 March 2005 | by Bungle-9See all my reviews

I saw the trailers for this movie a looooong time ago and was very interested to see it, though I never got around to it. Now I've finally watched it and I'm happy that I did. In my view, this is essentially a movie about some of the issues with fundamentalism - it's not a complete panning of the Christian faith at all, let's get that straight!

I think everyone in the movie filled their roles particularly well, especially Mandy Moore as the obsessive Hilary Faye. Jena Malone grows on me more and more every time I see her, and this time was no exception. She was good in her small role in Contact, which I have to say I liked a bit more. Macaulay Culkin was also surprisingly good in his role - I didn't see "The Guy that was Kevin", but rather I saw is character. Some of the stuff he did and said was very funny too, like much of this movie.

My issue would be that the film pansies out a little at the end. To get me, you'd really have to watch it yourself. Just when you think the film might be going a certain direction, it turns back on itself to cover it's own behind.

Overall, entertaining and funny with good performances overall. More Jena Malone please.


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Language:

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Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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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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