Screen Door Jesus (2005)



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Kirk Davis' debut feature Screen Door Jesus charts the uproar that breaks out when the image of Christ appears on a screen door in a small Texas town called Bethlehem.
R (for language and some sexual content.)
Comedy , Drama
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Josh Berry
as Hank Jeters
Buck Taylor
as Old Man Nickles
Anjanette Comer
as Vernalynn Cunningham
Mark Dalton
as Duane
Cliff Stevens
as George Herbert
Anthony Jackson
as Harvey Collins
Alaina Huffman
as Sharon Beaudry
Myk Watford
as Sheriff
Eugene P. Williams
as Robroy Conroy
Julius Tennon
as Fallon
Franchelle Dorn
as Momma Nell
Silvia Moore
as Joycie Conroy
Marc Menchaca
as Little Red
Richard Dillard
as Mayor Roy Huckaby
Cynthia Dorn
as Mother Harper
Jo Harvey Allen
as Lorraine Herbert
Arron Shiver
as George Herbert Jr.
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Critic Reviews for Screen Door Jesus

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

...A slyly observed slice of Americana.

Full Review… | December 8, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic's refreshing to see a film that not only doesn't demonize, but actually distinguishes between different strains of old-time Southern religion.

December 6, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Screen Door Jesus demonstrates why [Robert] Altman is a genius and [director Kirk] Davis is a novice.

December 1, 2005
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Despite the conflicting statements on faith and religion, revenge and forgiveness, and sex and love, the divergent arguments are ultimately part of the ramshackle grace and peculiar charm of this modest, frequently-satisfying film.

Full Review… | September 30, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

[Its] gutsy, madly ambiguous unleashing of a mixed bag of religious reactions attests to a genuine sense of regionalism.

Full Review… | September 13, 2005
Top Critic

An overlooked and ignored gem.

Full Review… | October 2, 2007

Audience Reviews for Screen Door Jesus

It's one of those movies where you have to pick the person you watch it with very carefully. It is very easy for this one to piss people off. The only real thing I have against it is the fact that I don't think the movie actually knows where it stands on religion. It takes the extreames and shows all of their points of view. The hypocrat is very much alive in this movie. I think it should have possibly picked a side, and stuck with it. It's like they wanted to be so down the middle in the end the kind of missed the point. They should have instead just made people think. The acting is about as good as you would expect from the cheesy premis, but if you can look past that you actually have a pretty decent movie. It's more about how outragous people are with religion that they can't even think for themselves.

Sarah Helwig
Sarah Helwig

Good movie.I guess there was suppose to be some kinda religious meaning behind it but I didnt get it cause Im not religious

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

Winner of the Golden Starfish fiction competition at the Hamptons fest, pic's gutsy, madly ambiguous unleashing of a mixed bag of religious reactions attests to a genuine sense of regionalism.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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