“Yes, Smith enjoys shock value, but this time he makes it mercilessly funny and places it in the context of an obviously devout, enlightened parable. . . . With Dogma Smith makes a big, gutsy leap into questions of faith and religion. He miraculously emerges with his humor intact and his wings unsinged. . . . Dogma abounds with nuttily triumphant imagination.” Janet Maslin, The New York Times
978-0-8021-3679-4 • $13.00 • Paperback • Nov. 1999
A comic theological fantasy of epic proportion, Kevin Smith’s Dogma is a film that will stand as one of the decade’s most provocative, slyly profound metaphysical statements. Two fallen angels, sentenced to eternal exile in Wisconsin, are trying to get back into heaven. A renegade cardinal in New Jersey, as part of his “Catholicism Wow!” campaign, has opened a loophole in Catholic doctrine that would give them their opportunityand, in proving God’s judgment wrong, destroy the universe. An abortion clinic counselor who may or may not be of holy bloodlines is tapped as the very reluctant savior andaccompanied by the thirteenth apostle, a wayward muse, and two very questionable prophets, aka Jay and Silent Bobshe sets off on a mission to save the world.