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In Bob We Trust

Published in I
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 09:58
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    For the love of Bob.

  • Starring

    Father Bob Maguire, John Safran, Costas Vasilou, Frank O'Connor, Tony Long, Henri Ser, Memuzin River, Neil Mitchell, Father Julian Messina, Alain de Botton, Sister Mary Kavanagh, Archbishop Denis Hart, Cardinal George Pell

  • Directed by

    Lynn-Maree Milburn

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Footage of Roman soldiers beating slaves (theatrical), fighting, guns, knives, tanks, cannons fired, Mao Zedong, atomic bomb blasts, World Wars, Nazis, Adolf Hitler, crucifixions. An animal is sacrificed on a pyre. Sexual abuse, child prostitution, paedophilia, thieves, Pearl Harbour bombing, treachery, betrayal, massacres, persecution, communists, Nazism, fascists, fascism, the Caine Mutiny, gangsters mentioned. Suicide references (jumping out windows, being gassed). Blood/gore: Paintings of decapitated heads, corpses, crucified people. Images of injured victims, bloody cuts, pooled blood. Dead animal. Blood donation mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Accusations of sexual abuse, prostitution mentioned. Sexual revolution, taking the contraceptive pill mentioned. Full male nudity (paintings). Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Fatal drug overdoses, drug trafficking, taking drugs, getting stoned mentioned. Alcohol (wine, champagne). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Partial f-word, s-words, p*ss, bugger, bloody. Name-calling. Heavy religious references, exclamation and criticism. Religious stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Father Bob Maguire, religion, Roman Catholicism, theology, canon law, history, conservatism, parish, congregation, resurrection, chess, Saint Francis of Assisi, Mary McKillop, dissidence, prophets, micro-management, street kids, drugs, marriage equality, modernity, eccentricity, Vatican II, Occupy movement, celibacy, twitter, poverty, charity, retirement.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Orphan, deceased friend. Deceased mother, deceased father, deceased siblings, job resignation, schizophrenia mentioned. Horses, donkey, camel, dogs, birds, lambs, dead bird, butterflies. Lightning, thunder, rainbow, clown doll. Man in hospital bed, bandage. Some very fast editing and shaky handheld camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fast-paced, funny, chaotic, fascinating, entertaining, irreverent, low-key, restrained, moving, innovative, feisty, loving, insightful, tender, spirited, rambunctious, warmhearted, outstanding, enlightening, uplifting, succinct, hilarious, sad. Father Bob Maguire is a passionate, admirable, articulate, iconic figure. Superb editing. Brilliant opening montage.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Jump-cut editing is distracting.