THE PLOT THUS FAR
The young Tore seeks in Hamburg a new life among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he by accident meets a family and helps them to repair their car, he believes that a heavenly wonder has helped him. He starts a friendship with the father of the family, Benno. Soon he moves in with them at their garden plot, not knowing what cruelty is there to come. True to his religious belief he stays with them although the increasing violence by Benno is torturing him. Tore is fighting the torment with his own weapons. So a dangerous struggle between libidinous actions and altruism begins. Inspired by true events.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Nothing Bad Can Happen” plays like a movie after my heart. It shows how religion can easily lead to acts of cruelty when sanctified by group think. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. The film goes out of its way to examine how belief without fact can lead to tragedy. As Benno and the family pressure Tore to prove his faith, we start to see historical patterns appear as Tore desperately wants to belong. But, Tore is never going to belong as the game has been fixed from the beginning.
Punk rock Jesus freaks is such a weird concept. A group meant to be about rebelling against authority while appealing to the highest authority that they can reach. It’s like when you hear straight edge punks talk about how they’re going to kick your ass for drinking. It feels like they’re missing a step along their way to being giant social disorder ridden assholes. I love that we can see movies like this in America, as no studio would touch this in their right minds. If you’re looking for a happy movie, then skip it.
The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette, interview and trailer as the special features. The A/V Quality is on par with Drafthouse Films’ past releases. The 1080p transfer is superb for a film of its indie nature. The same for the DTS-HD master audio track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 10/14/2014