16 October 2004

Woman, Thou Art Loosed

Yesterday, I watched Woman, Thou Art Loosed (directed by Schulz). This is probably the only movie I've ever seen that is based on a positive Christian theme that wasn't religious propaganda. The movie flips back and forth between a woman on death row and the events leading to her arrest. Much of the narrative comes from a three-day religious revival at a black church. The characters are all very realistic devoid of the heavy stereotypes so frequently seen in Hollywood films and the acting of the entire cast in absolutely amazing. This will probably be the best film of 2004. A recent USA Today article says it's doing surprisingly well at the box office, particularly in the South. The movie's rated R--although it contains few scenes that would be inappropriate for young viewers.

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