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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Jena Malone
Mandy Moore
Martin Donovan
Macaulay Culkin
Patrick Fugit
Mary-Louise Parker
Directors
Brian Dannelly
Screenwriters
Michael Urban
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Black comedy about seeing the light.


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Plot
Mary (Malone) just wants to do God's work, including trying to 'cure' her gay boyfriend with sex. Their brief encounter leads to a not-so-immaculate conception and alienates Mary from the popular clique of her Christian high school, turning her into a social outcast.


Verdict
Despite a soggy ending and the occasional lapse in spikiness, it's an original spin on a well-worn genre and, as such, deserves praise.


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