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Saved! (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 June 2004 (USA)
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When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.

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Brian Dannelly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jena Malone ... Mary
Mandy Moore ... Hilary Faye
Macaulay Culkin ... Roland
Patrick Fugit ... Patrick
Heather Matarazzo ... Tia
Eva Amurri Martino ... Cassandra (as Eva Amurri)
Chad Faust ... Dean
Elizabeth Thai ... Veronica
Martin Donovan ... Pastor Skip
Mary-Louise Parker ... Lillian
Kett Turton ... Mitch
Julia Arkos ... PE Coach
Donna White Donna White ... Trudy Mason
James Caldwell James Caldwell ... Hairdresser
Nicki Clyne ... Guitar Player
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Storyline

Mary is a senior at American Eagle Christian High School in suburban Baltimore. She considers herself born again, despite the fact that her rebirth was at age three. Her best girlfriends are two classmates that comprise the Christian Jewels band with her. Hilary Faye is the alpha Christian, who outwardly is perfect, especially in her connection to God. And Veronica is ethnic Vietnamese who was adopted and thus saved by a black Christian couple. A third is Tia, who is generally an outsider in her geek status but who aspires to be in this Christian clique. Also within their social circle solely out of necessity is Hilary Faye's older brother Roland, who has been in a wheelchair since age nine after falling out of a tree, and who, out of family obligation Hilary Faye transports everywhere including to/from school. Beyond that transportation, Roland and Hilary Faye generally have disdain for each other. One of Hilary Faye's God driven missions for the year is to save Cassandra, a Jewish ... Written by Huggo

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Heaven Help Us. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for strong thematic issues involving teens - sexual content, pregnancy, smoking and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¡Salvados! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$345,136, 30 May 2004

Gross USA:

$8,940,582

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,156,933
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The woman who coached Mandy Moore and Eva Amurri Martino on speaking in tongues gave them several phrases that they could repeat, including "she bought a Hyundai" and "untie my bow tie." See more »

Goofs

After Cassandra is saved, the next day at school, at Hilary Faye's locker, Cassandra pinches Hilary's cheek. When Cassandra pinches her cheek, Hilary's sweater goes down from her face, in the next shot, Hilary's sweater is back up. See more »

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[first lines]
Mary: [voice over] I've been born again my whole life... accepting Jesus.
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Things Are What You Make of Them
(2003)
Written by Justin Rice and Christian Rudder
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From a Middle-of-the-Road Guy
22 November 2004 | by jordan2240See all my reviews

A little background on myself for some perspective: I'm a middle-aged Roman Catholic single father of three, who attends church regularly (a few times per month) and generally leans a bit toward the right. I'm certainly not fanatical, but am somewhat spiritual. And just to clear up any misconception, Catholicism is, in fact, a Christian religion.

My teenaged son and I watched this movie together, and I don't know his impression specifically, but he did watch the entire movie, which is generally an indication he likes it. I enjoyed the movie as well, and did not find it to be in the least bit mean-spirited or anti-Christian. The main character never denounces God, but merely changes her perspective to one that's a bit less fanatical. The fact is, some people do go to extremes in their religious zeal (anyone familiar with 9/11), and simply depicting such a character in a movie hardly makes it anti-Christian. I think this movie represented a very accurate cross-section of religious attitudes in our society. If you are a religious zealot, or anti-religion zealot, you probably won't enjoy it because it doesn't lean in favor of either extreme. All others may find it worth the price of the rental.

And just to address some of the other reviewer comments - not wanting to regulate morality does not make one immoral, and if you think your sexual preference is a choice, think back to the time you CHOSE to be heterosexual.

Come now, you surely must remember a significant decision like that (and no, I'm not gay).


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