Dogma (1999)

Rated R. God would not approve.

Easter is coming, so it’s time to cover a religious movie for the Next 147 Project. Catholic foul-mouth Kevin Smith bites off a lot more in this one than he ever had before, but he still manages to jam in a lot of jokes…often extraordinarily crass ones. As for the acting, Alan Rickman and Chris Rock shine. Jason Mewes does too, even though he is the king of those sex-obsessed, crass jokes. Linda Fiorentino in the lead role didn’t work out as well and Smith’s technical style, as always, is impressive to no one. Still, there are some big ideas and some touching stuff here. Plus, there’s probably never been a cuter and quirkier deity ever portrayed on a movie screen.

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For The Record: The song Alanis wrote for Clerks II was “Everything“.


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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1999 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1999 in film

Links to: The Last Temptation Of Christ and Clerks and Mallrats and Chasing Amy and Men In Black and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back

YouTube links: Smith’s protest of his own movie and Metatron meets Bethany and Loki & Bartleby kill men in suits and Metatron tells Bethany his secret and Loki & Bartleby raise hell and the climax

Previously on the Next 146 Project: Rio Bravo

April 29th on the Next 148 Project: White Heat