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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 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 »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Donald Miller wrote a book, A Million Miles in A Thousand Years, as a memoir of the experience of making this movie. Or, as he calls it, "editing my life." 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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8 March 2012 | by sweetteedeeSee all my reviews

If you've ever felt empty, or if you've ever wondered if there was more to life, or if you've ever wanted to know more about God, or if you've ever been hurt by the church, or if you've ever felt scared or angry about religion, or if you've ever wondered how God really thinks or feels, this is the movie for you It's a movie about love, acceptance, fulfillment, searching, being lost, finding your way through life and that void inside each of us that makes us constantly wonder--is this it? Is this all there is to life? This movie is about God, but it never preaches to you once. It will completely flip your previous notions of what God is like and will comfort you by showing you that you're not alone in your confusion and mess, and that there IS more to this life. The acting is so authentic and the cinematography is beautiful. I have read all of Donald Miller's books and this exceeded my expectations. You can't miss this movie; the book was literally life-changing for me and I know it will be for many others


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