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Salvation Boulevard (2011)

Salvation Boulevard

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy, Thriller

Release Date

July 15, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

95 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Don't waste your weekend watch this movie.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

George Ratliff

Producer

Celine Rattray, Cathy Schulman

Screenwriter

George Ratliff, Douglas Stone

Starring

Story


"Salvation Boulevard" is a modern comedy based on the book of the same title by Larry Beinhart ("Wag the Dog") about Pastor Dan Day, a charismatic evangelical preacher (Pierce Brosnan) who has captivated a small western American town with his charm - and the promise of a sweet real estate development.

Carl (Greg Kinnear) is a former follower - not of Christ, but of the Grateful Dead - who has since become "found" in Dan's Evangelical community, serving as one of the preacher's great examples of spiritual and moral transformation. But Carl's new belief system is turned upside down when he witnesses a sinful act that Pastor Dan's doughy henchman (Jim Gaffigan) aims to cover up.

In the meantime, Carl finds himself on the run, torn between Honey (Marisa Tomei), a security guard who still follows the Dead and partakes in those pleasures, and his militantly devout wife (Jennifer Connelly, as you've never seen her) and her daughter (Isabelle Fuhrman), who is herself on the eve of taking a vow of sexual purity.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's a stupid farrago of aborted ideas, misguided actors, lame direction, submental writing and follow-the-dots plotting that never comes anywhere within a 10-mile radius of what I used to call coherent filmmaking..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..a console full of jammed and disconnected hot buttons..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
“..careless and bedraggled in its storytelling and never aiming its sights beyond the most obvious targets..”
by Andrew Barker [Variety]