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Blue Like Jazz

(2012)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexuality, drug and alcohol content, and some language.

PG-13 In Theaters 04/13/2012 , 107min.
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71%
Viewer score based on 21 ratings
48%
Critic score based on 14 reviews

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April 23, 2012
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A great film which discusses the struggles of Christian identity. As a person who became a believer later in life and was not raised in the church; I really have a heart for this film. I feel that often times the Christian church forgets how to live life with our brothers and sisters who are not believers because we only surround ourself in comfortable situations and like-minded people. Donald
April 16, 2012
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Write your review here...About 7 years ago I was Browsing through the grocery store book table and came upon a really catchy title, \"Blue Like Jazz\" (Non Religious thoughts on Christian Spirituality) By Donald Miller. I watched the finished Film project based on the NYT best selling book at a preview showing last night by Director Steve Taylor at a Mall Cineplex, and I have to tell
April 15, 2012
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I really loved the way that this movie was done and I think that Steve, Don, and Ben wrote it so that it can stand on its own (separate from the book). I love how Don was able to use his real life experiences to encourage Christians and non-Christians alike to re-evaluate their perspective. I honestly feel like this movie did a good job at encouraging Christians to seriously think about what they
April 14, 2012
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Story of a young man finding his way in the world. Thought provoking and well made. If you are looking for an intelligent, funny, moving film, give Blue Like Jazz a try.
March 16, 2012
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If you've ever felt empty, or if you've ever wondered if there was more to life, or if you've ever wanted to know more about God, or if you've ever been hurt by the church, or if you've ever felt scared or angry about religion, or if you've ever wondered how God really thinks or feels, this is the movie for you It's a movie about love, acceptance, fulfillment, searching, being lost, finding your

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Slant Magazine
Blue Like Jazz charts a typical existential coming-of-age tale, yet remains atypical by being hip while also treating religion fairly. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
The movie adaptation's version of religion may be more nuanced than the usual Left Behind fire-and-brimstone sermonizing you find in much contemporary pro-Christian cinema, but it still leaves behind a sulfuric stink. Full Review
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
As for the title, it's a nod to the jazz music that Don's off-the-grid dad shares with his more buttoned-up son. But, like most everything else here, it feels more contrived than authentic. Full Review
Justin Chang
Variety
Remains as tame in its presentation as its target audience would expect. Students drink beers on occasion, but no one is shown having sex, taking mind-altering substances or using language that would jeopardize a PG-13 rating. On the plus side, the film also abstains from any overt message-mongering. Full Review
Marc Mohan
Portland Oregonian
The potential for an interesting story is high. Unfortunately, Miller's autobiographical tale, as told in Blue Like Jazz, squanders this potential by failing to take place in a recognizably real world. Full Review

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