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Dogma (movie)

Dogma is a 1999 movie comedy, written and directed by Kevin Smith, starring Alanis Morissette as God, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes and George Carlin. The film's comedic portrayal of the Catholic church caused much controversy in many countries, resulting in long delays in the film's release and even a death threat against Smith (who is Catholic).

Plot synopsis

Two fallen angels, Loki and Bartleby (Damon and Affleck), attempt to return to heaven by taking advantage of a blanket amnesty declared by a Cardinal (Carlin) in New Jersey in celebration of the anniversary of his church. Since this would prove God incorrect when He declared that they would never return to Heaven, this will inadvertently threaten the existence of all creation, ending the world. Metatron (Rickman), the Voice of God, gives The Virgin Mary's last surviving descendant, the Last Scion (Fiorentino) the job of stopping them. She is aided by Rufus, the 13th apostle (Rock), who was left out of the Bible because he was black; Serendipity (Hayek), a muse; and prophets Jay and Silent Bob.

See also: New Jersey films.

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