What Would Jesus Buy?

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Taking on rampant American consumerism with a focus on Christmas shopping, the Rev. Billy (Bill Talen) and the Church of Stop Shopping go on a cross-country journey to save citizens from the Shopocalypse in this hilarious documentary produced by Morgan Spurlock. Reminding shoppers of the true meaning of Christmas, Reverend Billy exorcises demons at Wal-Mart's headquarters and preaches his message at the Mall of America and Disneyland.

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    Loud, proud and cheeky, the film runs roughshod over corporate behemoths Disney, Starbucks and Wal-Mart as it preaches a sermon of simplicity and consumer awareness.

  • 67

    Entertainment Weekly

    The movie has a sharp point -- Americans shop too much -- but it's a problem that its bellowing hero, always accompanied by his red-robed Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, is s...

  • 60

    The New York Times Laura Kern

    At the very least, the documentary What Would Jesus Buy? might make a viewer think twice about that next purchase at the Gap.

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    christmas, Culture, Politics