I knew nothing about this movie other than that it was based on a book that may have had some religious content. I think it may have blurred together in my mind with The Celestine Prophecy.
So I was pleased to see that a good 80% of the movie consists of Eugene Hutz (the lead singer of Gogol Bordello) acting like a freak while Elijah Wood looks uncomfortable. That, to me, is good solid entertainment. And then the movie itself has an emotional impact when it turns out it's actually about something besides entertainment.
I like it when I'm seeing a movie I don't know anything about and it turns out to be both really good and something I wouldn't normally watch.