Friday, April 22, 2005

Dogma Saved Dogville!

Essentially, these three movies on grace (and faith) came to mind yesterday, as I thought about the infamous 4/20, and the Columbine shootings from 1999. Also in 1999, "Dogma" came to us, with its Catholic Kevin Smith spinning the Buddy Jesus and a foul-mouthed cast onto the screen. Oh, and Alanis Morisette as God...yes, grace exists indeed. Then there's "Saved!", the 2004 faith-comedy that gets better and better on repeated viewings. However, there may be no need for a repeated viewing of "Dogville" necessary, seeing how it's three hours of how a woman named Grace is constantly abused, used, manipulated, and taken for granted throughout. All three of these movies are about grace, and much more; and like grace, it isn't always pleasant to see the way humans respond to this undeserved gift.

I know many people probably hated one or more of these movies, but I'm getting to the point where it's okay to recommend something if you feel something is worthy to be seen there, even if others don't necessarily agree.

Happy Thursday. Remember grace.


Lij said...

You know what? I loved all three of those movies.

Chalupa said...

as you know, i liked all 3 as well. thanks again for taking me to dogville with you. i don't think i'd ever group these three together though off the top of my head. nice work.