Updated: Sep 6, 2022
Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul is a powerful first mainstream outing for sisters Adamma Ebo who wrote and directed it and her sister Adanne Ebo who, along with her sister, were one of many producers of this movie. The movie is under Jordan Peele’s MonkeyPaw Productions along with other production companies. It was this moniker, plus the fabulous Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown that pulled me into wanting to see this movie.
Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul focuses on Trinitie (Regina Hall) and Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown). Trinitie and her husband Lee-Curtis are the Pastor and First Lady of Southern Baptist megachurch. A scandal involving Pastor Lee-Curtis forces the couple to close the church until they find a way to get back into the community’s good graces. They decide to film a documentary to show how they will bring their megachurch back to glory and how Pastor Lee-Curtis will get his congregation back on top.
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We meet a cast of characters during this film. The main ones being Keon (Conphidance) and Shakura (Nicole Beharie) Sumpter, as the one-time mentees of the Curtis’. They are on a mission to fill the voids that the Curtis’ left. There were funny moments in this movie, but a lot of real moments that we feel for Trinitie. You can see that her husband’s betrayal weighs heavily on her, but she finds a way to always keep the face of the First Lady.
Regina Hall’s performance is one of the strongest that I’ve seen her do, other than her performance in Nine Perfect Strangers. Hall’s emotions go from supportive wife to the verge of sociopath. Brown’s performance was strong as well. His portrayal of Pastor Lee-Curtis shows us that some of these super successful Pastors are self-centered, egomaniacs, they are on a power trip, and when they’re called out on it, they are more concerned about how to get that power back than care about how they have fallen and how it may affect their family and friends.
Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul is a commentary on Pastors and the Megachurch. Pastors who covet gaining material things in the name of Jesus, rather than saving souls. It also speaks to how the people who lead these churches are only human and their souls need to be saved as well. This was a solid movie that gives insight to the Megachurch way of life. Not saying that all Pastors of these churches are like this, but as we have seen lately, some have lost their way. This was an entertaining watch and a good movie that will make you laugh and cry.