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Rapture-Palooza (2013)



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When the Apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured up to heaven, Lindsey (Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben (Daley) are left behind in suburban Seattle. The young couple try their best to lead a normal life surrounded by talking locusts, blood rain showers, and pot-smoking wraiths. But when the Anti-Christ (Robinson) makes his home base in their neighborhood, Lindsey finds herself the object of his affection. With the help of her family, friends, and a lawn-mowing zombie neighbor, the young couple set off to stop the Anti-Christ from taking her as his bride... and just maybe, saving the world in the process.(c) Official Facebook

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Craig Robinson
as The Beast
Anna Kendrick
as Lindsey Lewis
Thomas Lennon
as Mr. Murphy
Rob Corddry
as Mr. House
Ana Gasteyer
as Mrs. Lewis
Rob Huebel
as Morgan
Paul Scheer
as Security Wraith
Mike O'Connell
as First Wraith
Calum Worthy
as Clark Lewis
Tyler Labine
as Shorter Wraith
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Critic Reviews for Rapture-Palooza

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

An amusing premise yields few yuks.

June 7, 2013 | Full Review…

[An] almost endearingly silly amuse bouche of a comedy depicting how the End of Days might play out in Seattle ...

June 7, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It never does live up to its potential, instead becoming bogged down in a repellent character who is supposed to be savagely satirical but is really just tediously crass.

June 7, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The laughs are consistent and the cast (including Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer and Ken Jeong as a very petty God) is a riot.

June 6, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I wanted more satire, less booty humor. And the film really needed a more-engaged heroine. Kendrick goes so laid back that she looks like she's about to fall asleep.

June 6, 2013 | Rating: 2.0/5.0 | Full Review…

Its views on organized religion are so halfhearted and perfunctory as to make Kevin Smith's Dogma seem like a veritable master's class in theistic studies.

June 6, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rapture-Palooza


There is a lot of funny ideas and great dialogue in this independent film, but perhaps because of the subject matter and obsession with being crude, the film suffers. Anna Kendrick basically plays the same character as usual, as does John Francis Daley, which is fine since they are portraying very nonplussed atheists taking this new world in little by little. A lot of the ideas were really solid, but the film also meanders around far too long. Craig Robinson, as much as I love him, was way too over the top and vulgar. Though I appreciated his performance for what it was, his scenes went on far too long and his vocabulary relied heavily on the profane. The ending was really well thought out and the overall message was nice, as atheism isn't given much credence. Still, the reliance on Robinson to carry most of this film makes it flounder under its own weight.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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A match made in hell. Good comedy! Let me start off by saying there's no need to go see this in the theater. It's Netflix material, for a rainy day or when you want something light and entertaining. "Rapture-Palooza" is the type of comedy that might not be suitable for just anyone. Especially if you are a devout religious fanatic. "Rapture-Palooza" takes on the rapture and biblical issues with a sarcastic and hilarious glove and just slaps it around. The movie was just fun and I constantly found myself laughing out loud despite the lack of complexity in the humor. Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

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