Synopsis: Mary is a senior at American Eagle Christian High School in suburban Baltimore. She considers herself born again, despite the fact that her rebirth was at age three. Her best girlfriends are two classmates that comprise the Christian Jewels band with her. Hilary Faye is the alpha Christian, who outwardly is perfect, especially in her connection to God. And Veronica is ethnic Vietnamese who was adopted and thus saved by a black Christian couple. A third is Tia, who is generally an outsider in her geek status but who aspires to be in this Christian clique. Also within their social circle solely out of necessity is Hilary Faye's older brother Roland, who has been in a wheelchair since age nine after falling out of a tree, and who, out of family obligation Hilary Faye transports everywhere including to/from school. Beyond that transportation, Roland and Hilary Faye generally have disdain for each other. One of Hilary Faye's God driven missions for the year is to save Cassandra, a Jewish gi
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Brian Dannelly
Production: MGM
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

I've been born-again

my whole life.

Accepting Jesus into your heart

and getting saved is a big decision...

...especially for a three-year-old.

My faith taught me that everything

was a part of God's plan.

Mom said that he even had a reason

for taking my father to heaven.

She explained

that Daddy was with the angels.

Well, I wanted

to be with the angels, too.

But God had other plans.

Jesus became

the center of my life.

I still don't think

he's supposed to be white,

- I was watching this thing on television--

- Of course, he's white,

Gosh, Sometimes I think

my brother's retarded, too,

No, your brother's not retarded,

I was a member in good standing

of the Christian Jewels.

It's sort of like

a girl gang for Jesus.

Don't kill your baby!

Lillian Cummings,

My mom was finally named

the number one

Christian interior decorator

for the entire region.

And in spite of living

in what the Bible calls "the end times, "

my future was looking bright.

I had the perfect Christian boyfriend.

And I was about to be a senior

at a really good Christian school.

Two weeks before

summer vacation ended,

everything changed.

My boyfriend and I

played this game

of telling each other

secrets underwater.

It's lame, I know.

But this wasn't exactly

the MTV Beach House.

Okay, now my turn,

Okay, ready?


Maybe it was

because I was drowning,

or the shock

of Dean's confession...

...but at that moment,

I had a vision.

Dean needs you now,

You must do all you can

to help him,

It's just a Iittle bump, Mom,

I'm totally fine,

Okay, all right.

Mom was away at the Christian

Community Leader's Convention

in Orlando with Pastor Skip--

the principal of my school.

- Honey?

- Mom,

You didn't tell me

Pastor Skip was so nice,

Yeah, everybody loves him.

We've been talking about setting up

our own fellowship programs

when I get back to Cherry Hill.

- I have to go.

- Come and get it.

Come and get it.

Love you,

- I love you, too.

- Bye,

What's shaking, Skip?

How could my boyfriend be gay?

He's, like,

the best Christian I know.

He's an athlete who's

constantly strengthening himself--

physically, creatively,

and spiritually for the Lord.

Thank you, Jesus,

Why had he been stricken

with such a spiritually toxic affliction?

I figured I needed to take

the most direct approach to saving him.

I mean,

it was Christ's will and all.

Jesus spoke to you?

In person?

He trusts me,

Okay? You're just gonna

have to trust me, too,

- Just kiss me, okay?

- Okay,

Dean and I worked diligently

on his problem

for the rest of the summer.

Anything yet?


Are you sure this isn't a sin?

I was pretty sure

what we were doing wasn't a sin,

but not sure enough

to give Dean what he really needed.

I needed spiritual guidance

or a sign or something, and quick.

Hilary Faye seemed to have

a spiritual solution for every problem.

Christian girls have got to know

how to protect themselves,

I mean, sure, Jesus could restore

my physical and spiritual virginity,

especially if I Iost it

to some rapist, but,,,

who wants that?

I'm saving myself until marriage,

and I'II use force if necessary,

What's all that about

restoring your virginity?

I mean, physically,

you're a virgin once,

Yeah, and it's not about reversing

the violation of your blessed womb,

It's about Jesus

granting you a virginal heart,

That way, you're pure again,

Do it,

My next move was clear.


You're getting the hang of it,

How are you doing?

What's going on?

What's going on?

Sure, it was a radical step,

but why else had Jesus

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Brian Dannelly

Brian Dannelly is an American film director and screenwriter best known for his work on the 2004 film Saved!. more…

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