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Religulous (DVD) - £4.99 delivered @ HMV

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Great film, a must buy for under a fiver!

Bill Maher travels to Israel, England, the Netherlands, Vatican City, and across America, speaking to people about faith and religion in the very funny documentary RELIGULOUS. Maher, a stand-up comedian who has hosted the talk shows POLITICALLY INCORRECT on ABC and REAL TIME on HBO and has written such bestsellers as DOES ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT? and WHEN YOU RIDE ALONE, YOU RIDE WITH BIN LADEN, reaches out to religious leaders as well as regular folk on the street, discussing the existence of God and the importance of organised religion.
Maher makes it clear from the start that he is not a fan of religion and does not believe in God, and he has fun skewering people who do--including Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Mormons, rabbis, priests, politicians, scientists, evangelical ministers, and even a preacher whose church is a converted truck. He also visits such places as the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida, where he interviews the actor who plays Jesus in a live show there, and the Red Light District in Amsterdam, notorious for its legalised drugs and prostitution. As he has done on his television programs and in his books, Maher questions literal interpretations of the Bible, seeing it more as a collection of fairy tales.
Director Larry Charles (BORAT, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM) intersperses clips from Hollywood films about religion to punctuate Maher's points, often to hilarious effect. The soundtrack is also used effectively, including such songs as the Doobie Brothers' 'Jesus Is Just Alright', Ben Folds's 'Jesusland', and Billy Bragg and Wilco's 'Christ For President'. Like such Michael Moore documentaries as FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, Maher's RELIGULOUS uses humour--and lots of cynicism and sarcasm--to examine controversial theories and topics that people feel very strongly about, no matter what side of the fence they are on. In addition to making audiences laugh, RELIGULOUS will make them think.
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have seen this and its very interesting
HOT :)
Great deal at this price. Very funny in parts; also cringeworthy/embarrassing in others, in the same manner as Borat. Many thanks. H&R added. The trailer on the HMV page gives a taster.
Heat added --every school child should watch this , then make their mind up .....although the way things are going this will be banned soon.
btw , the last scene with the Muslim cleric in Jersuslem (sic) is more than illuminating ..
Quality Documentary, great price . . Heat added.
this is not a comedy the guy is just not funny makes you think about some the stuff he ipoints out tho

give it a 3 out of 5
Pitiful comedian and a poor documentary. I'm not religious myself and I love to engage in discussions about difficult topics with religious people (the self righteous ones anyway) but this man is just trying to poke fun and that's all.

There are a few valid points made throughout the film but he does get his **** handed to him a few times and resorts to petty quips (such as a scene where a Rabbi comes back with a good point and the guy just resorts to childish holocaust jokes.) He also resorts to a lot of racial stereotyping for the sake of sensationalism. By the end I just found him to be the despisable moron more so than the actual people he was interviewing (though some clearly lacked the strength of their convictions and some were just..... nuts.)

Unless you're from that special part of the deep South I'd steer clear and buy Dogma. It's a far better quality of film and has more useful messages in it than this documentary.
Very entertaining and illuminating movie; OK, its not highly polished and intellectual, but still good fun.

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