What would Jesus buy?

I watched this movie a while ago but keep forgetting to talk about it. It’s worth watching, though. This documentary, produced by Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me), follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a tour of the United States. It is a brilliant criticism of the extreme commercialism that we almost all fall victims too, especially around Christmas. Reverend Billy doesn’t take himself or his church seriously; they don’t preach any religion but simply try to make people realize how ridiculous things are getting when it comes to materialism. He wants to make people stop and think, buy less and spend more quality time with their family instead. In order to do that, they invade malls, exorcise Wallmart signs and make a lot of people uneasy in the process. The movie is interspersed with sickening stats about how much we overspend and scenes of over-spoiled brats complaining that they received only ONE miniature Hummer for Christmas instead of two (plus a whole pile of other stuff). It’s definitely worth watching if you can find it; our local repertoire video store has it.

2 Responses to “What would Jesus buy?”

  1. Anne Says:

    I’ve never heard of it but it definitely sounds interesting.

  2. Danielle Says:

    Je n’en avais jamais entendu parler non plus, et je ne pense pas le trouver ici, comme je n’ai pas de club vidéo… mais si un jour j’en ai l’occasion, j’aimerais bien voir ça!!! Ce genre de film me plaît toujours, comme Supersize me que l’on avait téléchargé… sauf que là, la loi contre le téléchargement vient de passer à Strasbourg et je ne m’y risquerais plus!!!