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0 out of 0 users found this helpful  Good movie
Posted: 4/22/2012A review of Blue Like Jazz by over-the-rainbow2
This movie tells a very excellent story. It's really a search for authenticity in a very fouled up world. Students are placed in a college environment where anything goes in the name of intellectualism, and it puts their values to the test. These are values that were already tarnished by their backgrounds in various religious settings. The characters go through a lot of very questionable experiences without a lot of moralizing, which is good. I enjoyed the story, the photography, the acting and the pace. The ending seemed a bit incomplete and unresolvedm even though it was called "resolution". I'd actually wished the story centered around Penny, the character played by Claire Holt. Ms. Holt is an amazing actress and has a very nice screen presence....could she be the next acting sensation? Gosh, I hope so. I would definitely recommend this movie as an excellent parent-child outing with high school children. It opens up a lot of opportunities for meaningful discussion.
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0 out of 0 users found this helpful  Genuine and honest!
Posted: 4/12/2012A review of Blue Like Jazz by Chris Wisehart
Saw this in an advanced screening. Found the book to be very good and the movie is even better, an unusual thing to be sure. This is an genuine and honest portrayal of how many Christians have had to cope with the secular community. Yes we should do better but it is certainly not easy.
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Posted: 4/4/2012A review of Blue Like Jazz by Sweetteedee
If you’ve ever felt empty, or if you’ve ever wondered if there was more to life, or if you’ve ever wanted to know more about God, or if you’ve ever been hurt by the church, or if you’ve ever felt scared or angry about religion, or if you’ve ever wondered how God really thinks or feels, this is the movie for you. It’s a movie about love, acceptance, fulfillment, searching, being lost, finding your way through life and that void inside each of us that makes us constantly wonder—is this it? Is this all there is to life? This movie is about God, but it never preaches to you once. It will completely flip your previous notions of what God is like and will comfort you by showing you that you’re not alone in your confusion and mess, and that there IS more to this life. The acting is so authentic, and the cinematography is beautiful. I have read all of Donald Miller’s books, and this exceeded my expectations. You can’t miss this movie; the book was literally life-changing for me, and I know it will be for many others. While many people may not set foot in a church, for one reason or another, they may set foot in the theater to see this film, and if it’s the only Bible they ever read, it will clearly show them how much God loves them. It vividly shares the Gospel with both believers and non-believers alike. I didn’t give it a moral rating, because that’s a tough call to make without an explanation. There are definitely scenes that are not “family-friendly,” but not all of the Bible is family-friendly either. It gives a real, honest, non-watered down representation of the broken world we live in—the world we need to be rescued from.
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