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Come Sunday (2018)

TV-14 | | Biography, Drama | 13 April 2018 (USA)
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Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.


Joshua Marston


Marcus Hinchey, Russell Cobb (based on a radio story from WBEZ's This American Life, reported by) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Carlton Pearson
Gerard Catus ... Announcer
Allie McCulloch ... Lawyer
LaKeith Stanfield ... Reggie (as Keith Stanfield)
Jason Segel ... Henry
Stacey Sargeant ... Nicky
Condola Rashad ... Gina Pearson
Andrew Masset ... John Heines
Selena Anduze ... Claire
Danny Glover ... Quincy
Nic Starr ... Terry Allen
Martin Sheen ... Oral Roberts
Ric Reitz ... Richard Roberts
Dustin Lewis ... Ron
Tonea Stewart ... Lillie Ruth


Based on an episode of the public radio series This American Life, which centers on Bishop Carlton Pearson, a rising star among evangelicals until he was ostracized by his own church and declared a heretic after he started preaching that there is no Hell. Written by Anonymous

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Believer. Preacher. Heretic.


Biography | Drama


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The role of the assistant pastor, Henry (Jason Segal) is a composite character of several of the white assistant pastors at Higher Dimensions who left after Carlton's Pearson's theological shift. See more »


Carlton Pearson: Things are going okay, you skate by. When they're not, the sky falls in.
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Shelter in the Rain
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'Come Sunday' Is Sobering
10 June 2018 | by lesliecolejrSee all my reviews

I watched "Come Sunday" in an irreverent mood while downing vodka martinis and exchanging acerbic comments with my fellow cinema club friends about the hypocritical nature of religion. Chiwetel Ejiofor's courageous and contemplative portrayal of Pentecostal Bishop Carlton Pearson's revelation that hell does not exist is hopeful. What is lacking is the fervor and ecstasy of the Pentecostal church due to the film's mostly subdued congregation and restrained sequences of praise and worship. Compared to the Pentecostal church I grew up in, Pearson's Higher Dimensions church in "Come Sunday" felt lukewarm even after Ejiofor's fiery sermons and musical accompaniment by church organist Reggie (Lakeith Stanfield).

After watching "Come Sunday" I walked into the kitchen of my friend who was hosting our cinema club. I noticed a card tucked neatly into a frame hanging on her wall with a quote from Chief Joseph on it: "We do not want churches because they will teach us to quarrel about God." That quote along with the message of "Come Sunday" was just as sobering as the cup of coffee that, by that time, I was holding in my hand.

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