Based on the memoir by Christian writer and blogger Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz is quirkier (and funnier) than its hipster-ish title would suggest. “Funny,” though, is a relative matter: Men running around town dressed as the pope and jokes about Don’s mom sleeping with the sexy Mexican yard guy are more amusing than laugh-out-loud hilarious. But this is a comedy with heart and, almost counterintuitively, values. Despite targeting religion with a mocking irreverence, a Christian message comes through — the kind gay people of faith have often fought for: One based on respect and acceptance, not judgment. Amen to that.
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DEETS: PG-13. 106 minutes. Now playing at Angelika Dallas and Cinemark West Plano.