What emerges is a portrait of a complex man. What’s Your Name? appears sweet and genuine, well versed in Scripture, and struggling with issues of pride, ego and fame, refusing money and at times food. He visits a Charismatic Catholic convention, expressing reservations about speaking and praying in tongues; local police challenge his right to speak on a public street; his visit to a parochial school doesn’t go too well as students ask pointed questions and the diocese feels that maybe an unaffiliated preacher shouldn’t be allowed to come in and talk to the students. He busily negotiates contracts on a cell phone, complains about lack of attendance at a gathering, meets up with his biological father, and leaves supporters in the lurch. But we also see him sooth the souls of ill and troubled, bringing peace and hope, and allowing people a chance to talk about faith.
As one of his patrons, Connie, points out, it’s not him doing good, but the spirit of God working through him. What’s Your Name? is sincere about his beliefs and he brings out belief and caring in others. He isn’t a conman, crazy or a charlatan, but rather a guy who has a mission and vision. While some of us may not agree with is belief system, there is something appealing about What’s Your Name? and his dedication to carrying through with an idea and his ideals.
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