Audacity movie full length review - Ray sure does have the audacity to ask $20 for a short film.
First are the characters.
Our two main characters are Peter and Diana. Peter is a Christian who is also a bike messenger and a wanna be stand up comic. Diana is, well I'm not too sure what she does. But she is a young woman who appears to be anti-Christian. Diana is pro gay rights. We learn from Diana that she and Peter knew each other from school but that Peter used to be a partyer but has changed.
While Peter is a Christian there are two scenes where he has a look of disgust about gays. First when he watches a news report on gay marriage. The other is when he meets two lesbians in an elevator. The elevator scene ends with the two women dying in a malfunctioning elevator. This is a rather strange scene as it includes an old man who seems to also show disgust at the lesbians and has a sinister look as he crumbles up the paper that Peter left. Well, he can't be a true Christian because no true Christian would knowingly cause the death of anyone. He can't be a demon or demonic as they would support gays, right? So who is this guy? During the movie is shown 3 segments showing Rays interviews with random people. The first segment he tries to link homosexuality with other tendencies that we're born with. Seems that everyone interviewed agree with him be saying "That makes sense." Well it doesn't to me.
We next get the deli holdup which concludes with Peter hitting the robber with a can of spinach. Price, the comedian had texted Diana telling her that Peter is okay. While reading this same text she opens up some photos which shows Peter taking selfies with the cops, the can of spinach and giving cops donuts. The thing is that these photos were attached to the text. When were these photos taken? Did he time travel and take photos from the future and then go back to the present to send Diana these future photos. That makes no sense.
We next get Diana looking at another Ray interview segment. These are all "Are you a good person?" test questions. If you've seen any of these before you can just skip this segment as it offers nothing new.
We then see Peter talking to the gay couple from the deli. During this, Peter gives out several tracts. Guess whose? Ray Comforts, of course. One of them gets mad and walks out. The other listens and takes some of the tracts. But the other guy warned him not to, so Peter may have caused a break-up.
We get to the final comedy show. Again some dated impersonations, such as Schwarzenegger and Stallone from earlier. Like Homer Simpson. The jokes fall flat. Diana meets Peter there. But leaves after getting an emergency call. Her SUV runs out of gas and stops. A man breaks a window to get her out because she somehow never noticed that she stopped right on the tracks. The train is never seen, just portrayed by a bright light and a train horn.
When we next see Diana she's laying in a hospital bed. We see her vacant apartment where we discover that she's in a lesbian relationship. But we also learn that she's feeling guilty after listening to Peter and watching Rays interviews.
The final segment tries to be subtle, but really isn't. We learn from the heroes cousin that "she kept screaming and looking at him as if he was evil or something. That she didn't understand what he was trying to do. That she thought he was trying to hurt her, but that she didn't realize that he was trying to save her." The reporter concludes with "an apparent enemy, who turned out to be a friend". Wink, wink. Get it.
The real running time of the scripted movie is 36:52 minutes, that's removing the warning notice, all of the interviews and the end credits.
I think asking $20 for a 36 minutes long movie is absurd. I can buy 3 hour high quality movies for far less than that.
But the movie is correctly named. Ray sure does have the audacity to ask $20 for a short film.