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What Would Jesus Buy?

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What Would Jesus Buy?
Fred Askew

What Would Jesus Buy?

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/16/07
director:
Rob VanAlkemade
distributor:
Warrior Poets
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B-

If Gary Busey ever played Elmer Gantry, he’d look like Reverend Billy, the real-life fire-and-brimstone preacher who, as the kooky star of this road documentary produced by Morgan Spurlock, embarks ”on a mission to save Christmas from overconsumption.” The movie has a sharp point ā€” Americans shop too much ā€” but it’s a problem that its bellowing hero, always accompanied by his red-robed Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, is so off-putting; a crazy guy who wouldn’t sound so crazy if he just didn’t act so crazy. B-

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