A movie based on the Christian dating website Christian Mingle was released in 2014. We recently found it on Netflix and decided to watch it for our We Just Saw A Movie podcast, basically so you don’t have to. If you haven’t seen it (which, why would you have?) it was really bad, but in a fascinating way. Listen to our podcast about it below (featuring our special guest, my sister Amy):
The movie is an basically designed as an ad for the dating site, but you’d think they’d want to comfort the fears of people who feel like they aren’t religious enough, right? Wrong. Starring Lacey Chabert and written and directed by actor Corbin Bernsen (what?), the movie sets out to intimidate anyone who isn’t a fervently religious. The main takeaway is that no matter who you are, you are probably not religious enough for an e-Harmony ripoff site. It features a cameo from the guy who played J. Peterman on Seinfeld, and early on in the film we debated whether or not he was playing God disguised as another character. Then we spent the rest of the run time figuring out if someone else was going to be God. There’s also a very weird scene where the family goes to a place called “Steak and Cakes” where they’re just served slabs of steak along with two big cakes. Nothing else. This was one of the worst movies we’ve watched for the podcast but it was probably the most fun to deconstruct. Hope you guys enjoy listening to it!
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