False Prophets

False Prophets

Facts and Figures

In Theaters: Tuesday 16th May 2006


Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

IMDB: 6.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Robert Kevin Townsend

Producer: Brian Frederick

False Prophets Review

Yikes, this is bad. I didn't think it would be possible to make a movie that would offend both the religious right and the pro-choice crowd, but False Prophets manages to do so. In the film, a woman (Lori Heuring) believes she is carrying a virgin birth (never mind the fact that she has a boyfriend), and opts to have it aborted. But somehow a fundie Christian group finds out about this and intervenes in an attempt to get her to have the baby and give it to them for adoption. Poor Lori is torn every which way until she ends up having the baby in a field, thanks to a helpful gas station attendent/prophet.

Never in my life have I seen a movie that tried so hard to be serious and came off as such utter nonsense. Literally none of this movie makes a lick of sense, and its attempts to be spiritual come across as laughable. The acting is universally poor and the direction is uninspired. But that script, wow... I know this was made by Lifetime Television, but even they have to have some standards, right?