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The story revolves around two fallen angels who plan to employ an alleged loophole in Catholic dogma to return to Heaven after being cast out by God, but as existence is founded on the principle that God is infallible, their success would prove God wrong, thus undoing all creation. The last scion and two prophets are sent by the seraph Metatron to stop them. The film was screened but was not entered into competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. [18] Home media [ edit ]

This film was originally scheduled for a November 1998 release by Miramax Films, but due to controversy, [16] the film was postponed for a 1999 release, and the rights were passed on to Lions Gate Films for the United States, although Miramax Films retained foreign distribution rights. [17]

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Near the same time as the cancellation, just weeks before the Weinstein scandal broke to the public, Harvey Weinstein pitched to Smith about doing a sequel. Not much came from this pitch, but it was just a mere idea for Weinstein. According to Smith in an interview with Business Insider, he recalls: Smith, Kevin (November 27, 2005). "The View Askewniverse Message Board". Archived from the original on March 23, 2006 . Retrieved June 18, 2009. Plot: What’s it about? Video: How does it look? Audio: How does it sound? Supplements: What are the extras? Plot: What’s it about? On a train to New Jersey, a drunken Bethany reveals her mission to Bartleby, who tries to kill her; Bob throws the angels off the train. Bartleby and Loki now realize the consequences of their scheme; Loki wants no part of destroying all existence, but Bartleby remains angry at God for his expulsion, and for granting free will to humans while demanding servitude from angels, and resolves to proceed. Caro, Mark (November 7, 1999). "A Practicing Catholic on the Religious Storm of 'Dogma' ". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on April 21, 2013 . Retrieved November 1, 2022.

Cline, Austin (May 30, 2018). "Top George Carlin Quotes on Religion". ThoughtCo . Retrieved March 5, 2019. Kevin Smith's Dogma Isn't Available to Stream - And It's The Weinsteins' Fault". ScreenRant. September 2, 2019 . Retrieved March 30, 2020.Jones, Kimberley (August 10, 2001). "Mr. Smith Goes to Austin". Austin Chronicle . Retrieved June 18, 2009.

In New Jersey, Bethany asks why she has been called upon to save the universe; why can't God simply do it himself? Metatron admits that God's whereabouts are unknown; he disappeared while visiting New Jersey in human form to play skee ball. The task falls to Bethany because—she now learns—she is the last scion, a distant but direct blood relative of Jesus.Other unorthodox casting decisions included George Carlin, who had made his atheism [12] a cornerstone of his public image, as a Catholic priest; Mexican actress Salma Hayek as Serendipity — "the [Muse] who throughout history inspired all the geniuses of art and music, like Mozart and Michelangelo, and never got any of the credit" — and singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette as God. "There's a Zen Buddhist serenity to Alanis that calls to mind something otherworldly," Smith explained. "She's definitely ethereal in nature, even when not speaking, and she carries an air about her that played into the role." [6] a b Seiler, Andy (October 24, 2001). "Kevin Smith is seldom 'Silent' ". USA Today . Retrieved July 19, 2010. Some religious groups—in particular the activist Catholic League—denounced the film as blasphemous. [28] Other groups staged protests outside theaters screening the film. [4] Director Kevin Smith himself attended one of these protests, pretending to be opposed to the movie. [29] Roger Ebert noted that no official objection came from the Catholic Church itself. "We are actually free in this country to disagree about religion," Ebert wrote, "and blasphemy is not a crime." [27] Accolades [ edit ] Year

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