My List: Dogma (1999)

Rating: 10+/10

Due to a loophole in Catholic Dogma, two renegade angels are trying to enter a monastery during its centennial in order to resolve them of their sins and allow them to get back into heaven. Unfortunately, if they do that they would destroy the world by defying God’s will. Even more unfortunately, the only who can save them is Bethany, a woman working in an abortion clinic, and the two “prophets,” Jay and Silent Bob.

This movie works on every level. The acting is excellent from everyone involved. The story is hilarious, original, and just keeps building on the last so that each scene is better than the one before it. It’s a hilarious movie that asks big questions while also telling Smith’s practically signature dick and fart jokes throughout the film. Again proving that a movie can be as high-class as it is low-class, which is another Smith staple.

Also, though Jay and Silent Bob are only side characters again, they get a much bigger role than in any movie in the View Askewniverse up to this point, and it’s great, providing terrific comic relief while also showing that even stoners can be noble and brave. Really, some of the best acting in this movie comes from Jason Mewes, oddly enough, and this is a movie which also includes Alan Rickman.

SCORING:

10+: a movie with an incredible amount of levels, I feel I notice something new every time I watch it. I know many might not agree with my opinion of this film, but to me this is a perfect film

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