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Sep. 25th, 2004

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3.5/4 stars


starring: Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit, Heather Matarazzo, Eva Amurri


directed by: Brian Dannelly


Summary: Mary (Jena Malone) and Hilary (Mandy Moore) are two popular girls at American Christian High School. At the start of their senior year, Mary finds out she's pregnant, and Hilary turns against her. Soon, Mary discovers that she's an outcast.


 


Critique: Very good movie. The message is wonderful, the movie is amusing, the characters are awesome--Rodney [Culkin] and Cassandra are by far the most impressive to me, even though their roles were not quite as big. The plot is great, although time goes by a bit fast. The movie does an excellent job of portraying the sad reality of conservative Christianity's message compared to a more open loving version of Christianity. The messages in the end are especially touching, but not in an over the top way. I really hope that some fundamentalists could see this movie and open their eyes, but unfortunately that will most likely never happen.

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