Religion and Hollywood, Part II

All right, I’ll give Mr. A.O. Scott this much–there is something about the last moment of Just Like Heaven that gives pause (actually, I think I myself paused over his account of it). But it’s not really the last word spoken (“Righteous”) that’s striking–for it’s not the first time this word is used in the film–but rather the last image that’s so remarkable, i.e., gratuitously religious in quality–namely, an image of “God smiling down” on new love, on a happy ending in which all has come to fulfillment.

Righteous? Totally, dude.


  1. Dorian Speed says

    I had the same thought.


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