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Blue Like Jazz (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 13 March 2012 (USA)
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Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America.

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Steve Taylor

Writers:

Donald Miller (screenplay), Donald Miller (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marshall Allman ... Don Miller
Claire Holt ... Penny
Tania Raymonde ... Lauryn
Justin Welborn ... The Pope
Eric Lange ... The Hobo
Jason Marsden ... Kenny
William McKinney ... Jordan (as Will McKinney)
Jenny Littleton ... Don's Mom
David Alford ... Priest
Jeff Obafemi Carr Jeff Obafemi Carr ... Dean Bowers (as jeff obafemi carr)
Matt Godfrey ... Yuri
Jeffrey Buckner Ford Jeffrey Buckner Ford ... James Larkin (as Jeffery Buckner Ford)
Traber Burns Traber Burns ... Phillipe Nouvel
Barak Hardley ... Town Crier
Jenson Goins Jenson Goins ... Quinn
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Storyline

Disenchanted by the church and his devout Christian mother, 19 year-old Donald escapes Texas for the liberal Northwest and attends Reed College at the urging of his secular father. At Reed College, Don finds that his classmates, from all walks of life, are more anti-religious and anti-everything than he was prepared for. In an attempt to fit in, and more importantly, in an attempt to find himself, Don joins an activist group which forces him to question what he really believes in. Written by napierslogs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Everybody belongs somewhere.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexuality, drug and alcohol content, and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kék, mint a jazz See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$258,653, 15 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$594,904, 3 June 2012
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ruckus Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was made possible by the efforts of fans the refused to see the project die. A campaign on KickStarter was started after a September 16th blog post by Donald Miller that the project was dead due to the lack of backers. By the end of the funding period on October 25th, Save Blue Like Jazz had raised $345,992 (of the $125,000 goal or 276%) from 4495 backers. The earns the project a Hall of Fame ranking on KickStarter as the highest funded project ever. See more »

Goofs

Don tells his mother that there are no roommates in the dorms at Reed college, but Lauryn tells a story about her "first year roommate". See more »

Quotes

Donald Miller: My dad says life is like jazz because it doesn't resolve... But what if we're not alone?... What if all these stars are notes on a page of music, swirling in the blue... like jazz...
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Crazy Credits

The names of over 1,500 people were listed as Associate Producers of the movie. See more »

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A refreshingly honest film for everyone
20 March 2012 | by ankawibiSee all my reviews

My preconceptions about what a Christian movie would be like were happily proved wrong with this movie. I thought it would be another poorly acted, cheesy feel-good film of the us-versus-them variety like so many Christian films are. But it wasn't.

This story of a college student trying to escape his Bible Belt upbringing at a godless campus deals with universal themes that will appeal to people from many walks of life.

The actors gave solid performances, breathing humanity into the characters. The writers balanced the heavy soul searching with a sense of humor. The producer delivered a final product that rivals studio films with much greater budgets.

An entertaining film that makes you think.


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