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Trailer Tuesday: Religulous

Pairing political humorist Bill Maher and Borat director Larry Charles on a documentary about religion just sounds like you're asking for trouble or at the very least controversy. But trouble may be exactly what the new film Religulous wants to stir in the final weeks oging into the presidential election. Maher and Charles are self-described disbelievers who join forces to try and figure out why so many people are so blindly devoted to religion. Maher, raised by a Jewish mother and Catholic father, long ago renounced his faith in a higher being and now he wants to find out what makes other believe. Many may find his tone insulting and his approach one-sided but Maher is also consistently funny and provocative, and the documentary does raise questions about the role faith plays in our society. The trailer is courtesy of Lionsgate and is scheduled to open on October 3.

Ed Myob from South F lorida
September 29, 2008 at 03:52 AM
Movie isn't out yet , but there aren't many theaters that will dare show it. And there will be some critics who pan it ,either because they're religious, or they realize that endorsing an anti-religious movie weakens their job security.


Beth Accomando from San Diego
September 29, 2008 at 08:36 AM
It is opening in a limited release because of both content and the lack of budget. My review will be up this week and I thought it was great. The only problem is that it preaches to the converted. If this trailer intrigued you at all I urge you to go see it. Thanks for the comment.

Joe V from Normal Heights
October 02, 2008 at 08:45 PM
Maher is entertaining and enlightening. 16% of all Americans are non-religious (god bless em all) ....the largest minority in the country. Where's our lobby? If we all lived by the golden rule, we could save a lot of kneeling, chanting, singing, praying, dressing up on Sunday and mostly, time. I side with Bill Maher.... no one absolutely knows what happens to us after we die. Holy Father (i'm talking "Pope" here) ....enough with the fear and guilt already!!

Beth Accomando from San Diego
October 03, 2008 at 05:08 AM
I just hope people go out to see it. Not only does it raise some good questions, it's probably the funniest film I've seen all year. Thanks Joe for the comment.