HONK FOR JESUS, SAVE YOUR SOUL. – Review by T.J. Callahan

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Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.: it’s holy and sexy at the same time.

Honk for Jesus Save Your Soul is a satirical comedy about the comings and goings and goings and comings (and always too soon, am I right, ladies?) of an Atlanta Southern Baptist mega church.

Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall are the Pastor and First Lady of the Wander to Greater Paths congregation. They have it all. A huge home, clothes, cars, cash and tens of thousands of followers. Joel and Victoria Osteen are jealous. But it’s not all fancy hats and hallelujahs. A scandal forces the church to temporarily close and the two spiritual leaders must fight to rebuild their flock.

Honk for Jesus is told in a mockumentary style with a camera crew following their every move like they are the Real Pastors of the Peach State. Honk doesn’t preach, but it also doesn’t put down religion. Instead it focuses a sarcastic eye on the excesses of for-profit worship. You don’t have to be religious to enjoy this film, but you may laugh a little harder if you are familiar with the culture within mega churches.

Brown and Hall, who are among the producers of Honk along with Jordan Peele and Daniel Kaluuya, are over the top as Lee-Curtis Childs and Trinitie. They are the Baptist version of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and are enjoying every minute of it.

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. is a likable film. Although it isn’t heavenly, it is worth an Amen. I give it 1 Hail Mary and 2 Our Fathers. Oh wait, wrong religion. How about a 6 out of 10.

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T. J. Callahan

Texas Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster, T.J. Callahan switched gears from traffic and news reporting as a member of the Marconi Award winning Hudson and Harrigan Show on KILT in Houston to directing you to the right movie theatre as the resident film critic for Houston Radio Platinum and 101 Gold , Southern New Mexico's favorite radio station. Since 2009, T.J. has exclusively critiqued premiering films on such stations as KRMD in Shreveport, La., KILT in Houston, WCKT in Sarasota, Fla., as well as on The Chris X Blayney Show on The Liberty Eagle Radio Network and The Sam Malone Show on KNTH in Houston. Entertaining and informative, T.J. gets right to the point and lets you know whether the latest epic is worth your time. Listen to her Friday and Saturdays on houstonradioplatinum.com and on Friday afternoons on the Leslie T. Travis Show on KVLC FM in Las Cruces. T.J. is also a proud member of the Critics Choice Association and the Houston Film Critics Society. She truly believes everything in life is one degree of Blazing Saddles.