The single best part about new faith-based comedy — not for kids — Yes, God, Yes is how singularly self-aware it is.
Set in the early 2000s, it follows Catholic teenager Alice, who goes to a church retreat after a racy AOL chat opens up her mind to the joys of masturbation.
As she navigates her awakening during camp, she realizes not everyone is on as good of behaviour as they preach.
Natalia Dyer – mostly known as Nancy Wheeler from Stranger Things – is absolutely hilarious here. This light skewering of the utter silliness of the extreme right side of religion is so good, and she’s much of the reason.
It’s a huge departure for her, and she nails it. Full of heartfelt sequences, this coming-of-age comedy finds a perfect tone, and is a huge surprise this year.