Episode 603: A Bad Boy of Faith or a Bad Boy of Works

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we tackle “Bad Boys for Life,” starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

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Peter Fenzel and Matthew Wrather make the leap from bad boys to good men as they overthink Bad Boys for Life (which should be called Bad Boys 3 Life), one of the most serious investigations of religious faith in recent cinema.

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One Comment on “Episode 603: A Bad Boy of Faith or a Bad Boy of Works”

  1. John C Member #

    A couple of points raised in the episode’s discussion bring up an interesting problem in fiction (and probably life), which is how narrow and constrained the role of a “rebel” is. It often seems like the deliberate “weird” people are more predictable than the “conformists,” to the point that it almost takes a lot of natural (if you’re a teenager) or deliberate (if you’re producing a multi-million dollar movie franchise) ignorance to pretend that the role is so unique. Probably not useful, but it’s something that interests me, at least…


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