Dogma

Fantastic, irreverant, gut-wrenchingly funny movie.
dogma
The plot is well summarized over at IMDb by Martin Ford:

A female descendant of Mary Mother of Christ and two unlikely prophets are called upon by Rufus, an unknown 13th apostle, to stop two angels, that were cast out of heaven, from unknowingly erasing all of God’s work by restoring their souls by entering a new church. Restoring ones soul by entering a new church is a part of the Catholic Dogma, and by restoring their souls the angels could reenter heaven thus revealing there is a loophole to return to heaven. This would prove God was not perfect and upon proving this all of God’s work would immediately be erased.

The beauty of this movie is how it uses satire to take potshots at the Catholic Christianity’s orthodox rules and edicts without, in any way, insulting the religion itself. I laughed and laughed at the idea of God having to make sure that her word was maintained and how if it ws not there was no world!!! Of course it helped that the cast was fantastic.

I was not sure of the movie when I picked it up at Blockbuster but as rule of thumb I find that I like most movies which have either Ben Affleck or Matt Damon. With both of them figuring in this one I was sure that I would at least enjoy their interaction. Not only was I not disappointed with their performance, their chemistry is nothing short of extrordinary; I was bowled over by the whole movie and its theme and its take on the theme.

Wonderful movie, watch it!!!

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