A Real Hoot!
I absolutely loved this. A woman who was raised unchurched gets along with her Mother-in-Law (Marilu Henner) better than her soon to be ex-husband. She visits Mother-in Law to break the news of the impending divorce and falls in love with her pastor. It was funny, insightful, romantic, touching, and suspenseful. It had more than one good message. All of the scenes in church were hilarious. My favorite was when she raises her hand to ask a question during the pastor’s sermon. I think this may have been produced by a Christian company, but it was very clear-eyed when it came to why people question the existence of God and religious doctrine. The only thing I kinda hold against it was the mother letting her son get away with his shenanigans, although he did get his comeuppance in other ways. I’d watch this again!
April 20, 2018