Brian Dannellys debut feature SAVED deftly blends indie-film edginess with a mainstream allure. Set in a Christian high school the teen comedy follows a group of students who are all at different places in their lives. When Mary (Jena Malone) sacrifices her virginity in an attempt to heterosexualize her gay boyfriend she is stunned to discover that shes become pregnant. With the help of wheelchair-bound Roland (Macaulay Culkin) and the schools only Jewish student Cassandra (Eva Amurri) Mary must try to hide her pregnancy. But when her rival the ultra-uptight Hilary Faye (Mandy Moore) finds out all hell breaks loose. The film culminates on prom night when a series of revelations put things in their proper perspective. Dannelly and co-writer Michael Urban have produced a script that is a breezy hilarious ride through the tricky waters of adolescence and their all-star cast jumps into their roles with glee (most notably Moore and the scene-stealing Amurri). Rather than merely making jabs at the Christian right movement however the film preaches a universal message of tolerance and acceptance giving audiences something deeper to chew on. The result is a surprisingly poignant film that positions Dannelly as a director to watch in the years to come.
Heaven Help Us Featurette, Audio Commentary By Mandy Moore And Jena Malone, Audio Commentary By Director And Producer And Co Writer, Alternate Scenes, Extended Scenes, Deleted Scenes, Saved Revelations, Bloopers, Michael Stipe Wants You To Get Saved, Easter Egg
Release Date: 28 February 2005
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1\Dolby Digital Stereo
Running Time: 89 minutes
Production Year: 2004
Main Language: English
Dubbed Languages: Hungarian\Polish
Hearing Impaired Languages: English
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