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YES GOD YES 2020 film

YES GOD YES

Yes God Yes is a 2019 American drama and comedy film. Yes God Yes wrote and directed by Karen Maine and starring Natalia Dyer. It’s Maine’s directorial debut, based on her 2017 short film of the same name, also starring Dyer.

Plot

In the Midwest in the early 2000s, Alice, 16, has always been a good Catholic girl. However, when an AOL chat gets spicy, she discovers masturbation and feels guilty. In search of redemption, she joins a mysterious religious retreat to try and suppress her urges, but it is not easy, especially after a handsome boy starts flirting with her.

Alice’s sense of shame is spiraling when she discovers a shocking truth about the most devoted of the retreat. Desperate and confused, she runs away and meets an unlikely ally who offers an alternative vision of what it means to be good. For the first time, Alice realizes that she can decide for herself what to believe and finally gets the release she needs.

The official synopsis for Yes, God, Yes says: “In the Midwest in the early 2000s, Alice (Natalia Dyer), sixteen, has always been a good Catholic girl. But when an AOL chat gets spicy, discovers masturbation and feels guilty. In search of redemption, he joins a mysterious religious retreat to try to suppress his urge, but it is not easy, especially after an intelligent boy (Wolfgang Novogratz) starts flirting with him. Alice’s feeling of shame is triggered when she discovers a shocking truth about the devotees most devoted to retirement. Desperate and confused, she runs away and meets an unlikely ally (Susan Blackwell) who offers an alternative vision of what it means to be good. For the first time, Alice realizes that she can decide for herself what to believe and finally gets the release she needs. “

Cast

Directed byKaren Maine
Produced byKatie CordealColleen HammondEleanor ColumbusRodrigo Teixeira
Written byKaren Maine
StarringNatalia DyerTimothy SimonsWolfgang NovogratzFrancesca RealeSusan BlackwellParker WierlingAlisha BoeDonna Lynne Champlin
Music byIan Hultquist
CinematographyTodd Antonio Somodevilla
Edited byJennifer Lee
Production
companies
Maiden VoyageRT FeaturesHighland Film Group
Distributed byVertical Entertainment
Release dateMarch 8, 2019 (SXSW)2020 (United States)
Running time78 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

YES GOD YES Trailer (2020) Natalia Dyer, Comedy Movie