I read Francis Rizzo III's DVD review of Saved!
I agree with most of the review. For those of us that actually were brought up in this atmosphere let me just say that this movie for me bordered on hillarious satire and insulting cringes. The acting was a little dry and the story line-- at times-- was WAYYYY to preachy and trite (like in one of the last scenes where the castaways crash the prom-- my bet is in ten years the writers will look at the scene and say, "A little much. We could've done better.")
It is true that at a Christian school that there are all these different characters-- from the anti-scocials to the extremeists-- and the writers did a great job at portaying that. However, my problem is that there wasn't much sympathy given to the "devils" of the film. We don't see WHY these extremeists are the way they are-- we don't get to see much compassion for their characters. Which of course only leads to stereotyping and triteness.
All in all this is a good film, a great independent flick, and one worthy of a rental. If you were brought up in this atmosphere-- and are open minded enough-- you'll be able to appreciate the gentle jabs-- but prepare for a couple of over the top insults.