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MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE (2015): The Thing I Liked…

My Scientology Movie (2015), Andrew Perez as David Miscavige, the leader of the Church of Scientology
My Scientology Movie (2015), Andrew Perez as David Miscavige, the leader of the Church of Scientology

The controversies that surround the church of scientology have been covered quite thoroughly at this point. As someone who’s relatively familiar with the religion’s ‘cultish’ reputation and practices, the news of a new documentary about the infamous church got my attention.

My hope was that documentary film maker Louis Theroux’s investigations into the church would result in a reasonable amount of new information. In truth, very little of what’s revealed in My Scientology Movie is new.

Unsurprisingly, the church of scientology denied all kinds of access to Theroux and his documentary team. As such, the bulk of what we get to see in My Scientology Movie is conversations between Theroux and ex-members of the church, including Marty Rathbun, Jeff Hawkins and Tom De Vocht. There’s also archive footage and re-enactments based on Rathbun’s experiences while inside the church.

My Scientology Movie (2015), Marty Rathbun, Louis Theroux
My Scientology Movie (2015), Marty Rathbun, Louis Theroux

Though generally I’m disappointed with My Scientology Movie, I did find myself somewhat entertained at times; largely thanks to the dialogue between Theroux and ‘scientology spokesperson’ Catherine Fraser. There’s also the peculiar dynamic between Theroux and Marty Rathbun, something that will surely bring a smile or two to your face.

Those who’ll get the most out of this documentary will likely be people who don’t already know much about scientology and how the church operates. For the rest of us, there’s boredom and some humour.

Happy Film Loving

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MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE (2015): New Trailer For Louis Theroux Documentary

My Scientology Movie (2016), Catherine, Louis Theroux
My Scientology Movie (2016), Catherine, Louis Theroux

Acclaimed documentary film maker Louis Theroux is back and this time his subject is the second thing that mega movie star Tom Cruise is best known for. That is of course Scientology, as investigated by Theroux in My Scientology Movie.

Teaser trailer…

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Based on the teaser trailer, it looks as though Catherine mistook her opponent for a regular curious Joe; someone who would cower away in the face of her intimidation tactics.

Not today, Catherine. Not today‘ – Probably  what I imagine that Mr Theroux was thinking whilst remaining as calm as can be.

My Scientology Movie Release Dates: October 7th, 2016 (UK)…

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