When Eddy gets laid off from Fazzle Glue, whom he has worked for over twenty years, his self-parody gothic daughter decides that the only logical thing to do is to take Grandpa Will to the magical tree where he used to go with Eddy’s mother so Grandpa Will can bury her ashes under it. Yeah, he carries her ashes around in an urn all the time. So they decide to take Eddy’s wife, who somehow has Parkinson’s disease, and both annoying daughters along for an RV trip into the middle of nowhere. And the youngest daughter brought her pet goat along, naturally. Come along for a goofy ride you’ll never forget!
Production Quality (1 point)
Surprisingly, So Help Us God is an improvement from past Faith House productions, but that’s not really saying much. At least video quality is clear and camera work is somewhat improved. Audio quality is still a problem, however, and this film has the goofiest soundtrack ever. Sets and locations are on the rise, if you count having a few buildings besides the RV. Also, the flashbacks have an unusually different quality about them for some reason. But as usual for Faith House, there is no editing present—all content is included, which isn’t much to begin with. In the end, this is Faith House’s best production to date, which really shows how much of a mess they are.
Plot and Storyline Quality (0 points)
Similarly, this is the most complex plot Faith House has to offer, but once again, this is not saying much, as it still makes no sense. The entirety of the plot can be found in the trailer. Most of the comedy is very corny and forced, and thus, it falls flat. This story is funny for all the wrong reasons. The premise and the characters therein are highly eccentric, seemingly on purpose. It wastes tons of time on silly asides and typical activities of daily living, not to mention long and confusing flashbacks that only convolute things. Finally, everything is easily and juvenilely fixed in the end, leaving the audience feeling like they just wasted their time.
Acting Quality (.5 point)
Besides some typical Faith House cast members, we see a few additions in So Help Us God, even though they are all overall wacky and self-parody. Though they can sometimes be funny and entertaining, there is too much shouting and mumbling. Emotions seem childish. Basically, another standard Faith House acting job.
This title is highly apropos as we conclude our Faith House binge. Faith House certainly needs help from a divine source if they are going to continue to roll out silly and nonsensical films. For that matter, the whole of Christian entertainment needs divine intervention if these are things that are being made and are being marketed as accessible Christian film. What are non-Christians and sensible Christians supposed to think of this childishness? There is such a thing as a good comedy, and there’s also unfortunately such a thing as an unintentional comedy. Unfortunately, So Help Us God is more of the latter. But at least we’re done with Faith House…for now…
Final Rating: 1.5 out of 10 points