The Remaining review

A wedding to remember...

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Beginning in American Wedding territory with the nuptials of Gap model-alikes Brian Dechart and Alexa PenaVega, this Christian sci-fi quickly turns into a cut-price Cloverfield. One minute, it’s all angsty love triangles; the next, hail and fire are falling from the sky and a CG Rapture is upon us.

Co-writer/director Casey La Scala exec-produced Donnie Darko, so he’s no stranger to metaphysical navel-gazing. But the human dramas are deftly sketched, the performances decent, and the religious hand-wringing just bearable. On this budget, the fact it’s coherent, let alone compelling, is a blessing.

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Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.