Throwback Thursday-Saved (2004)

Growth often comes when we step out of our comfort zones. The question is, do we step out of our comfort zones by choice or are we forced out by unforeseen circumstances?

In the 2004 movie, Saved,  Mary (Jena Malone), thinks she has life figured out. A senior at American Eagle Christian High School, she is part of the popular crowd. When her closeted boyfriend tells her that he is gay, she sleeps with him, hoping that will make him straight. Mary soon finds out that she is pregnant and everything she was so certain of before, she is not so certain about anymore.

What I appreciate about this movie is the black comedy that is woven skillfully into the narrative.  It’s not just the typical coming of age story, but it is also funny with biting satire.

Do I recommend it? Yes.



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