Have you heard of Todd Rohals’ “The Catechism Cataclysm”? If you haven’t, I’m honestly not surprised. MPI Home Video has quietly unleashed this deeply underrated comedy onto DVD this week (February 28th, 2012), which is a shame, as the flick deserves more attention than it’s currently receiving. Fans of awkward comedy and actor Steve Little (“Eastbound and Down”) will find much to love, particularly if bizarre adventure films involving strange Japanese musicians with a penchant for mind-altering techno are your thing. Trying to describe this thing is damn near impossible, so I won’t even bother. Just know that it’s funny. Damn funny.
This synopsis tries to reign in the insanity:
Father Billy (Steve Little), an eccentric young priest, is forced to take a sabbatical by his superiors when he is discovered telling inappropriate parables to his flock. Billy tracks down his high-school idol Robbie (Robert Longstreet, Pineapple Express, Undertow), who begrudgingly agrees to a canoe trip. On the water, the two men reminisce about Billy s days as the keyboardist in a Christian band and Robbie s as a guitarist for a metal band. When night approaches, they realize they have lost their way – and that s when things get weird.
Because Brent is all kinds of awesome, he’s already tackled the movie. You can read this review by clicking right here. When you’re ready, take a peek at the embedded video. Oh, and snag a copy of the film on DVD if you’re feeling friskg. It’s well worth the cash.