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Blue Like Jazz (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 13 April 2012 (USA)
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Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America.

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Disenchanted by the church and his devout Christian mother, 19 year-old Donald escapes Texas for the liberal Northwest and attends Reed College at the urging of his secular father. At Reed College, Don finds that his classmates, from all walks of life, are more anti-religious and anti-everything than he was prepared for. In an attempt to fit in, and more importantly, in an attempt to find himself, Don joins an activist group which forces him to question what he really believes in. Written by napierslogs

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Everybody belongs somewhere.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexuality, drug and alcohol content, and some language | See all certifications »

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13 April 2012 (USA)  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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$258,653 (USA) (13 April 2012)

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$594,904 (USA) (1 June 2012)
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Donald Miller attended the church, Imago Dei in Portland, OR See more »

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Don tells his mother that there are no roommates in the dorms at Reed college, but Lauryn tells a story about her "first year roommate". See more »

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The Hobo: You only believe that stuff 'cuz you're afraid to hang out with people that don't.
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Finally, a movie that is REAL
21 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having read the book, I was extremely excited to finally see "Blue Like Jazz" hit the big screen. I had high expectations, and these were greatly exceeded. The film resonates with anyone, Christian or non. Please don't stereotype this movie in with other "Christian movies" because it isn't. It's beautifully and artistically done, well-written, and well acted. The film follows the life of Don Miller, a young Texan from the Bible-Belt south who, after a series of events, begins to question what he believes and finds himself on the most "Ungodly campus" in the country. Through many hilarious, poignant, and relatable scenes, the movie becomes a beautiful storyline of a man who is simply searching to figure out what he believes. And, I mean, aren't we all? I wish more movies were like this… REAL. Go see it opening weekend! You won't regret it.


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