Family-Faith Film Review: Paul
By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting
Paul — Aggressively, though illogically, anti-religious satire from director Greg Mottola in which two sci-fi-loving British visitors to the United States (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) help the alien of the title (voice of Seth Rogen) escape government custody. The trio then embark on a road trip to the spot where his fellow extraterrestrials can rescue him. They’re joined, along the way, by a fundamentalist Christian (Kristen Wiig) whose entire worldview is instantly shattered by the spaceman’s very existence, freeing her to swear, smoke dope and fornicate at will, since there is no God and therefore no sin. In penning the script for this otherwise routine buddy comedy, Pegg and Frost prove themselves as unfamiliar with Judeo-Christian beliefs as they are contemptuous of them, since they assume that scriptural faith would be fatally undermined by the presence of intelligent life on other planets. Explicit rejection of Christian faith and morals, endorsement of homosexual acts, nonmarital sexual activity and petty theft, benign view of drug use, occasional gory violence, a few uses of profanity, pervasive rough and crude language. O — morally offensive. (R) 2011
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