Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul streamed live on Peacock this week while the film is still in the theater, which helped me be able to watch this.

The movie was written, directed, and produced by Adamma Ebo, which was her feature debut. This was based on her 2018 short film of the same name.

The story featured Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown) and his beautiful wife Trinitie Childs (Regina Hall), who were, at one point, running a highly successful congregation until Pastor Childs became enthralled in a scandal that led to the closing of their church. This movie had a documentary inside the film taping the attempt by Lee-Curtis and Trinitie to try and reclaim their past success.

The best part of this movie is clearly the two main leads, Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall. The film only works because of the power of their performances. Both actors brought excellent energy and elevated the satire of the script wonderfully.

There are some definite moments where the satire of the organized religions. Some of these moments work well and others fell a little flat. The story never quite went into specific of what the scandal was, but there were some definite hints that the movie showed about what had happened.

This is a movie that I would not have seen if I had to watch it in the theatre. By having it streaming on Peacock, I got to see it and it was a decent time with two powerhouse performers.

3.5 stars

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