Based on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller that swept the nation, BLUE LIKE JAZZ is a groundbreaking film about finding yourself. Don (Marshall Allman), a pious nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, impulsively decides to escape his religious upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at Reed College in Portland, one of the most progressive campuses in America. Upon arrival, Reed's surroundings and eccentric student body proves to be far different than the environment from which he came, forcing him to embark on a journey of self-discovery to understand who he is and what he truly believes.
Just earnest enough to blend its religious theme with a beer-chugging hero for a surprisingly contemporary look at faith. -- Scott Bowles, USA TODAY