Movie review: 'Dial a Prayer' isn't a preach-to-the-choir faith-based film

April 9, 2015 7:05 AM

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No leap of faith or sudden spiritual conversion brought Cora to the dial-a-prayer call center in suburban Detroit. A judge made that her community service sentence. Because Cora made a big mistake, one with religious implications.

She doesn't "believe." Her "How may I pray for you today?" isn't sincere. She's reading from a corporate playbook designed to nudge callers into subscribing or donating.

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