R | | Documentary, Comedy, War
Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.
The film was originally scheduled for release in March 2008 to coincide with the Easter holiday. However, the 2007 Writers Guild strike caused delays in post-production and the release date was pushed back to July 11, 2008 and finally, October 3, ... ...
The standard doctrine that I was taught as a kid...
Reginald Foster: Yeah, that's all gone. That's all finished.
Bill's rant about Scientology's take on the Meaning of Life is improvised and a little inaccurate. 75 million years ago the Galactic Warlord Xenu, because of overpopulation, brought Aliens, not Humans, to Earth (aka "Teegeeack") having frozen them with glycol-alcohol, stacked them around a volcano and blew them up with Hydrogen Bombs. The souls or "Operating Thetans" of these Aliens attached to Primitive Man. This is the source of everyone's problems, which Scientology supposedly cures.
After the credits, there is one last clip of Bill Maher with his mother and sister. He tells them "I'll see you in heaven", and they laugh. His mother says "who knows," and there is a title card "In loving memory of Julie Maher, 1919-2007".
English, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Spanish
$3,409,643 (USA) (5 October 2008)
$12,995,673 (USA) (14 December 2008)