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Year: 2004
USA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distribution
UK: Verve Pictures
Cast: Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit, Heather Matarazzo, Eva Amurri, Chad Faust, Elizabeth Thai, Martin Donovan, Mary-Louise Parker, Kett Turton, Julia Arkos, Donna White, Nicki Clyne, Aaron Douglas, Patricia Drake, Brent Fidler, Jay Hilliker, John Innes, Greg Kean, Joe MacLeod, Althea McAdam, Sydnie Skeeles, Susan Wilkey, Valerie Bertinelli
Director: Brian Dannelly
Country: USA
UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for strong thematic issues involving teens - sexual content, pregnancy, smoking and language
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex references and one use of strong language
USA Release Date: 28 May 2004 Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 29 October 2004


"Good girl" Mary (Jena Malone) and her domineering best friend, Hilary Faye (Mandy Moore), are starting their senior year at the top of the social food chain at American Eagle Christian High School - that is until Mary's boyfriend tells her he thinks he might be gay. When Jesus appears to her in a vision, she heeds his message to "do everything she can to help him," and, to her horror, she ends up pregnant. Suddenly, Mary begins to question everything she's believed in, and Hilary Faye and her devoted "disciples" (including Heather Matarazzo) turn against her.

As an outcast, Mary finds herself alone until she's befriended by the school's other pariahs: Hilary Faye's cynical, wheelchair-bound brother, Roland (Macaulay Culkin); the principal's skater heartthrob son, Patrick (Patrick Fugit); and the high school's lone Jew, an exuberant rebel named Cassandra (Eva Amurri). In this sweetly subversive comedy, a group of outsiders band together to navigate the treacherous halls of high school and make it to graduation, ultimately learning more about themselves, finding faith in unexpected places, and realizing what it truly means to be Saved!.


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