Blue Like Jazz
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 - 2:25 PM CST
Based on Donald Miller's New York Times bestseller, Blue Like Jazz follows lead character Don on a journey of spiritual discovery. Once a dedicated young Christian attending a Texas junior college, Don is devastated by the failings of his mother and other leadership at his church. He decides not only to reject them but to reject the teaching of Christianity altogether.
In a rebellious bid for independence and escape from the hypocrites whom he once admired, Don decides to enroll at Reed College, one of the most liberal campuses in the country. Continually compromising his beliefs eventually leads Don to introspection and spiritual bankruptcy--to a point where he must decide if he was a Christian because it was what others expected of him or if he wants to be a Christian because he believes in the teachings of Christ for himself.
Pros: See "Cons," as what might be seen as negative about the movie is also a positive. By relating a realistic portrayal of Don's temptations, his transformation is made more believable.
Cons: The portrayal of wild college life is pretty in-your-face.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars