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Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal (1984)

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Release Date: Dec 6, 1984 Wide

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Jack Lemmon stars in Mass Appeal as a popular Los Angeles parish priest, who has retained the good will of his parishioners by cracking jokes and never taking a stand on crucial matters. Enter young seminarian Zeljko Ivanek, whose rebellious reputation threatens to earn him an expulsion. Lemmon is expected to bring Ivanek around to the Church's "party line," but the younger man resists the older man's advice--quite loudly at times. The audience is fully aware that, by film's end, Ivanek will

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Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Gay & Lesbian

Universal Pictures

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It tries to put a pleasant face on the Catholic Church.

November 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A deeply religious movie about the tricky ways our lives are graced by God.

July 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

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"Father" Jack Lemmon did his usual spectacular job -- the first I ever saw of Zeljkoand I loved what I saw
March 1, 2008
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Tom Ericksen

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Mass Appeal stars Jack Lemmon, as a priest who's been in this long enough to bend the rules. He takes Mark Dolson under his wing, an extreme progressive who never sees a middle ground. The character Mark is poorly drafted, he thinks lying is an inexcusable sin, but has openly stated that he believes Jesus was gay for John. He's to much of a contradiction, and a character that's hard to like, but then again everyone but Jack Lemmon played over the top characters in this film.

Mass Appeal has a cozy mood as you can just sit back and watch, it's not an essential church drama, but does beg a few important questions.
March 3, 2014
Daniel Dolgin

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