Higher Ground - Review

I don't agree with most attacks on Hollywood by Christian fundamentalists, but there's one criticism they're right about: When it comes to portraying people of faith, Hollywood isn't just disrespectful — it's shamefully disinterested. Stepping up to the plate of righteousness is the vibrant (and, by her own description, secular liberal) actress Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), who directed and stars in Higher Ground, a rich, sprawling, demystifying yet mysterious drama about the life, love, faith, and heartbreak of one woman who's an evangelical Christian.Higher Ground insists on the deep normality of true believers, but it also portrays their belief as a choice that seeps into mundane moments of existence. The upbeat homiletic fervor of church spreads over to domestic chores, to picnics and parties, to innocent flirtation and not-so-innocent flirtation. Read More...



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