Father William (Steve Little) has a bit of a crisis of faith, so he takes a day off work to do something else and get his bearings a little bit. The only contact he still has outside of church, is Robbie (Robert Longstreet) – a guy William’s sister dated for a while in high school. William idolized Robbie very much. Robbie is a little bewildered by William’s contact, but agrees to go kayaking with him for a day. But when William’s bible falls into the toilet, things really go south for the both of them.
The Catechism Cataclysm is a weird film. That I absolutely loved. I can’t say I entirely understand it but it doesn’t really matter since it entertained the hell out of me (no pun intended).
The movie really has an interesting view of religion. It does not doubt for a second that there is a god. I mean, Father William is a priest and even in his small crisis, he doesn’t really lose faith. But apparently, just because there is a god, you really don’t have to take him seriously.
And so this movies goes about poking fun at about pretty much everything, following a kind of dream logic, culminating in the glorious song “God Will Fuck You Up.” It’s amazing.
Interspersed in the film were small stories – short stories that Robbie had written – that were absolutely wonderful (and not as endingless as everybody seemed to assume in the film).
Steve Little and his Father William were pretty cool, too. I’m not sure whether the both of them wouldn’t have got on my nerves had the film been any longer. But it wasn’t longer and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Summarising: can only recommend it.