Moving Pictures Magazine on AMERICAN MESSIAH
Chris Hansen's long-titled mockumentary, The Proper Care and Feeding of a Messiah, is a ritualistic laugh riot. With a self-proclaimed “small 'm' messiah” as its anchor (just “a” messiah, a regional messiah, as opposed to “the” messiah), the first forty minutes of this film are as good as any "mock" being doled out by the Chris Guest gang. The fact this film was done in Waco, Texas, involving a teacher and many students of Baylor University is enlightening and encouraging. With Stranger Than Fiction/Arrested Development's Tony Hale contributing a cameo, this messiah's evangelical enthusiasm for antacids provides relief from religion's rhetoric.
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