Save Me

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They say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and in this look at one of the most polarizing religious and sexual debates in America, filmmaker Robert Cary attempts to reconcile homosexuality with Christianity. Mark (Chad Allen) is a young gay man who has fallen into a dangerous cycle of hard drugs and risky sex. Recognizing that his sibling may not have the strength to pull himself back from the edge, Mark's brother checks him into the Genesis House Christian retreat in New Mexico -- a place far removed from the temptations of the big city. Genesis House is run by a deeply spiritual, middle-aged couple named Gayle (Judith Light) and Ted (Stephen Lang). After losing a battle with sin back when she was young, Gayle has dedicated her entire life to rescuing young homosexuals from their own inner demons. In order to help Mark through the process, Gayle assigns Scott (Robert Gant) -- one of the program's advanced "fifth phasers" -- as the newcomer's mentor. When Gayle notices that Mark and Scott's relationship is intensifying, she sees the development as a threat and fights back in order to prevent her carefully controlled world from falling apart. The spectre of damnation looming constantly over their shoulders, Mark and Scott are finally forced to confront the truth about their own true natures.

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Audience Reviews for Save Me

  • Oct 15, 2011
    A bit melodramatic, but I am glad this is a more mature version of But I'm a cheerleader. I love it
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 04, 2009
    Not bad. Ive seen better but it was alright. I was slightly annoyed that every gay character had issues with their father. I mean honestly i doubt that is always the case in real life. It was pretty well acted and the story was alright. Its nothing original but its not bad. What did this movie teach me? Apparently there is a wrong and right way for a guy to cross his legs.
    Sarah . Super Reviewer
  • Sep 29, 2009
    The only real surprise of this movie is its tenderness. Once the story is laid out, you know what's going to happen. However it has solid characters and good acting. I wasn't bored.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Mar 27, 2009
    Save Me doesn't poke fun at anyone's beliefs. It takes a more nuanced humanistic approach.
    Robert F Super Reviewer

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