Rapture-Palooza (2013)

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When the Apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured up to heaven, Lindsey (Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben (Daley) are left behind in suburban Seattle. The young couple try their best to lead a normal life surrounded by talking locusts, blood rain showers, and pot-smoking wraiths. But when the Anti-Christ (Robinson) makes his home base in their neighborhood, Lindsey finds herself the object of his affection. With the help of her family, friends, and a lawn-mowing zombie … More

Rating: R (for language including crude sexual references throughout, and for drug use)
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Chris Matheson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 20, 2013
Runtime:
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Cast


as The Beast

as Lindsey Lewis

as Mr. Murphy

as Mr. House

as Mrs. Lewis

as Morgan

as Security Wraith

as First Wraith

as Clark Lewis

as Shorter Wraith
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Critic Reviews for Rapture-Palooza

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6)

An amusing premise yields few yuks.

Full Review… | June 7, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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[An] almost endearingly silly amuse bouche of a comedy depicting how the End of Days might play out in Seattle ...

Full Review… | June 7, 2013
New York Post
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It never does live up to its potential, instead becoming bogged down in a repellent character who is supposed to be savagely satirical but is really just tediously crass.

Full Review… | June 7, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

The laughs are consistent and the cast (including Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer and Ken Jeong as a very petty God) is a riot.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
New York Daily News
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Matheson's script focuses its energy on small, wickedly funny gags, half of which Robinson seems to have sputtered out as improv.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Should please those who own Shaun of the Dead on Blu-ray, and can quote one-liners from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the novel, not the film).

Full Review… | June 4, 2013
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Rapture-Palooza

½

There is a lot of funny ideas and great dialogue in this independent film, but perhaps because of the subject matter and obsession with being crude, the film suffers. Anna Kendrick basically plays the same character as usual, as does John Francis Daley, which is fine since they are portraying very nonplussed atheists taking this new world in little by little. A lot of the ideas were really solid, but the film also meanders around far too long. Craig Robinson, as much as I love him, was way too over the top and vulgar. Though I appreciated his performance for what it was, his scenes went on far too long and his vocabulary relied heavily on the profane. The ending was really well thought out and the overall message was nice, as atheism isn't given much credence. Still, the reliance on Robinson to carry most of this film makes it flounder under its own weight.

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Spencer S.

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A match made in hell.

Good comedy! Let me start off by saying there's no need to go see this in the theater. It's Netflix material, for a rainy day or when you want something light and entertaining. "Rapture-Palooza" is the type of comedy that might not be suitable for just anyone. Especially if you are a devout religious fanatic. "Rapture-Palooza" takes on the rapture and biblical issues with a sarcastic and hilarious glove and just slaps it around. The movie was just fun and I constantly found myself laughing out loud despite the lack of complexity in the humor.

Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.

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Manu Gino

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