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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Returning From Religulous

I saw Religulous with my atheist group Friday night. We descended on the theater in a swarm of thirty.

Religulous surpassed my expectations. It was quite delightful. I'm a big fan of Bill Maher -- especially his stand-up -- and the film was somewhat of a stand-up documentary. Even the scenes from the trailer were funnier in the film as there was more to them.

Have you ever been to a film where there's so much noise in the audience that you can't hear what's being said in the film? That was my experience with Religulous -- but in a good way. People, myself included, were laughing so hard and so frequently that I missed out on a lot of dialog.

I'll definitely see it again (again, big fan of Bill Maher). I'm looking forward to the DVD to see all the bonus footage. I read that Rael was supposed to be in the film, but I didn't see him, so hopefully that will be there.


AIGBusted said...

I'm jealous. I live in Alabama and have not been able to find the movie playing in any of the theatres near me.

DisComforting Ignorance said...

That's awful. I was really nervous it wasn't going to be showing near me, but the benefit of living in a suburb of Dallas is that it's showing at two theaters within 15 miles of here.

I know I've been waiting for this film for a year now and cried each time its release was pushed back, starting at Easter 08. Had I not been able to see the October 3 release, I think I would have gone on one of those infamous atheist baby-eating-spree.