Mosaic Media Group, Mimran Schur Pictures,

Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Ana Gasteyer, Calum Worthy

The rapture has happened, and half the world is gone. The rest who were left behind are dealing with some tough stuff, with meteors, blood rain, cricket like creatures who insult you, and annoying sarcastic foul-mouthed crows. Two teens, Lindsey (Anna Kendrick) and Ben House (John Francis Daley) are left behind, trying to start a sandwich cart, and getting by. But Lindsey is a virgin, and attracts the attention of the antichrist, Beast (Craig Robinson) who wants to marry him. So it’s Lindsey and Ben against the Anti-Christ trying to save themselves and their families in this raucous, blasphemous comedy.

When I was a little kid, I carried my papers around my paper route every night, rain or snow. I lived in the country, so it was a long walk between houses. I took my coins that I got every week and bought records, as I love music, and every month a Mad Magazine. As I got bigger, I even got my own subscription to Mad. When I got a little older, I kept reading Mad and also subscribed to National Lampoon. Perhaps this is where I developed and honed my sarcastic sense of humor. I get myself in trouble when I talk to someone who doesn’t know me who doesn’t expect me to say exactly the opposite of what I really mean. I don’t typically watch So You Think You Can Dance, but my wife does religiously. There was a moment in this years tryouts when a tiny little girl named Malice was auditioning and didn’t hear something that the judges asked her. She said, I’m sorry, “I’m a little deaf”, and Nigel asked her, “Are you really?”. Without skipping a beat she said, “Yes, I can’t hear from one ear” and he said, “For Real” and she said said “No”. Everyone was a bit stunned, but I thought it was hysterical. This film is not the funniest film in history. When you put it up against some really funny comedies, this one doesn’t give you non-stop funny lines. But there is a sarcastic nature to this film that I find hysterical. It’s like I know they realize they are being ridiculous, but I know that half the people watching don’t get the joke and just don’t have a clue. These guys picked a subject that cannot be really made fun of, and lampoon it to the max. This is not anti-religion, nor is it bashing religion. In fact, it has nothing at all to do with religion. It is, however, taking a serious subject and making a tongue in cheek rip-roarious comedy about it. This is like Monty Python taking on Jesus’ brother in The Life Of Brian, or Dudley Moore with his Wholly Moses where he accidentally eavesdropped on the burning bush and thought God was talking to him. This takes on the rapture with some very, very, very sarcastic and raunchy humor. Personally I thought Monty Python and the Holy Grail was the funniest movie I have ever seen, and my little brother and I were literally on the floor laughing even during the opening credits. have seen people sit through the movie and never crack a smile and call it the worst piece of trash ever. That’s because they don’t have the sarcasm gene. The plan for overthrowing The Beast is so ridiculously planned out step by step, that when Lindsey says, “What could possibly go wrong?” we’re sure she means everything will. If you have the sarcasm gene, and can’t get grossed out by irreverent humor to the nth degree, this is going to be funny. If you’re a “pucker butt” then don’t even start with this one. I thought it was really funny. God appears in this film. He’s not in the list of credits above, and I’m not going to tell you who God is, but it had to be him!

[Note: This is the “red band” R rated trailer]

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