Happened upon this delight half-way through and can't wait to view it tonight in its entirety. I dislike religion and avoid individuals who embrace religion but miss the essential point.
I flipped to this channel and after clicking the info, I wasn't too interested but something held my attention and soon I was laughing out loud, really. The storyline seemed dreadfully tiresome, but the families of the two main characters Joey and Mary are so irreverently funny that even the cynical will find amusement.
The humor breeds on irony and satire, resulting in dysfunctional and angelic characters who do and say wickedly funny things. More importantly, the comic moments are not anticipated as they are in most of the tired and recycled comedies that Hollywood seems willing to endlessly film. Perhaps, because I was laughing so hard at one moment and dabbing at my tears in other moments I was able to see the essential point of this film.
Apparently the originality and intelligence of the film doomed its release to straight to video (at least AFAIK) but the miracle is that it even got made.
Kudos to Vincent Pagano (I think that's his name) who plays the main character and who wrote a fine script and an inspired tale. That a film could deal with such a topic and be funny is miraculous, but the film AND the points it makes are about love and miracles. And, I know that doesn't sound funny but it is... and that too is a miracle.