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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the Business of Religion., 26 Aug. 2009
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Steve Martin far too often represents the Lowest Common Denomintor for me as far as American humour is concerned. Tedious plots, interlinked with obvious one-liners and shallow humour. About as much enjoyment as kissing your sister ( and I mean the older, ugly one ). For years I had been raving about "Leap Of Faith" - a movie which seems to have been largely overlooked by most people - to anyone and everyone who cared to listen to me. I recently bit the bullet and bought myself a copy (via amazon, of course). It was just as good as I had remembered it. If, like me, you have a deep suspicion and a pronounced disgust about the true (commercial) motives behind many of these so-called charasmatic religious groups, this is the movie for you. Besides a bravura performance from Steve Martin himself, other value-added items are Debra Winger, looking sweet and winsome in some rather sexy short skirts, a firm and reliable sheriff in Liam Neeson and a smallish supporting role from future Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman. Oh, and by the way, the music is great too. If you are intrigued by the sub-title of the movie "Real Miracles. Reasonably Priced", then get to see it. It's a highly amusing and deeply cynical look at the business of pop religion and the ends that people will go to, to dupe the gullable masses, without a single whiff of a guilty conscience. Worthy of the price and of a regular re-look from time to time.
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