Takes hilarious organized religion photos
Say Your Prayers (Amazon Prime Video)
Say your prayers review: takes hilarious photos at organized religion
Say your prayers (Amazon Prime video)
Say your prayers: Oh my God! This deliberately funny and lofty British comedy, takes big satirical punches against organized religion and comes out of the trial by fire smelling… well, if it’s not exactly like roses, then somewhere nearby.
Say your prayers is a clever title for this iconoclastic pilgrimage. This is what you advise someone who is about to die. Or it is a command from a believer to an unbeliever. There are both the factors in this witty, wacky comedy, so deeply insightful and pungent in its writing – hello, Harry Michell and Jamie Fraser – you just want to get your hands on the script to see what. humor is not present. paper has been transferred to the screen.
A lot, I guess. A lot! The plot bristles with wild humor, though enveloped in astonishing grace. In the gripping opening we meet the two heroes of the film – if that’s how we can describe the two. Yorkshire siblings, one of whom is hyper-excitable and the other downright dumb, who end up killing the wrong guy.
You see, brothers Vic (Tom Brooke) and Tim (Harry Merger) were tasked with exterminating anti-religion crusader John Huxley (Roger Allam). They mistake another man for their target. What follows is a melee of merry chaos with the two mismatched brothers – one who has no appetite for blood and the other who is determined to profit from his calling as an assassin – trying to redeem himself from their fanatical religious leader (veteran Derek Jacobi, fabulously suppressed- with his villainous religiosity) by finding the right murder victim and smothering him from the face of this ungodly land before he does any more harm with his anti-Christianity .
The script is a scream play. Several times I found myself laughing out loud at the bloodthirsty antics of the goofy brothers. The two actors playing brothers are superb in their neurotic niche. But harry Merger is better than Tom Brooks. Do not ask. He is fair.
Say your prayers is a film that does not allow any questions. And he only answers the question he chooses. Take it or leave it. Therefore, the crux of the battle between religion and its skeptics – is there a God? – is unanswered. But a subsidiary question – whether there is a God or not, people are sure to have fun at his expense – gets an exhilarating representation in this remarkable tickling diatribe on religion against the cynic.
Among her many virtues is the female cop who is tasked with protecting the hideous anti-religion god crusader. Hollywood has a long history of eccentric policewomen, Francoise McDormand in Fargo being the classic case. Here she is played by Anna Maxwell Martin who seems to prefer watching Say your prayers at home with his feet raised and a pot of popcorn than to be a character in the movie.
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Two orphaned brothers who became radical Christian hired killers venture into the Ilkley countryside under Father Enoch’s instructions. Their mission: assassinate the famous atheist writer, Professor John Huxley. Say Your Prayers is a British dark comedy about religious fundamentalists plotting to assassinate an atheist author, and features violent scenes and lots of strong language.
The film cleverly adapts well-known thriller roles, with a pair of Christian brothers as contract killers, Vic (Tom Brooke) and Tim (Harry Melling), and a terribly corrupt priest, Father Enoch (Derek Jacobi) as chief of crime.
The brothers are portrayed as the victims of an intentionally dangerous upbringing. But despite this sympathetic portrayal, there are few or no positive messages to get across.
The film is not anti-religion, rather it highlights how all institutions can fail people if they are run by corrupt figureheads. Although occasional, the violence is strong, including murder and a bloody bullet in the head.