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''The Rapture'' is a 1991 film starring Creator/MimiRogers and Creator/DavidDuchovny. Rogers plays Sharon, a woman in LA who works in a boring job by day and lives a swinging lifestyle by night. Finding both empty, she is intrigued when she overhears some co-workers discussing the prophesied end of the world, involving the Rapture where true believers will be taken bodily up to heaven. After learning more, she becomes convinced their belief is true, becoming a born-again Christian. She tells Randy, a fellow swinger, and converts him as well. Six years later, the pair are married with a daughter and active in their church. However, tragedy strikes, and Sharon's world begins to unravel...

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''The Rapture'' is a 1991 film starring Creator/MimiRogers and Creator/DavidDuchovny. Rogers plays Sharon, a woman in LA who works in a boring job by day and lives a swinging lifestyle by night. Finding both empty, she is intrigued when she overhears some co-workers discussing the prophesied end of the world, involving the Rapture where true believers will be taken bodily up to heaven. After learning more, she becomes convinced their belief is true, becoming a born-again Christian. She tells Randy, a fellow swinger, and converts him as well. Six years later, the pair are married with a daughter and active in their church. However, tragedy strikes, and Sharon's world soon begins to unravel...

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* CentralTheme: How much are you willing to sacrifice in the name of your belief?


* WholePlotReference: Sharon is basically Job questioning God at the end.

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* WholePlotReference: Sharon is basically Job [[Literature/BookOfJob Job]] questioning God at the end.end. [[spoiler: Unlike him though, she doesn't reconcile with God.]]

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* {{Pride}}: Sharon's FatalFlaw. According to Creator/RogerEbert:
-->Everything she does is consistent with the fundamentalist view of how the world will end. There is even an argument for the shocking act she commits, several weeks into her vigil, although of course it is wrong - inspired by the sin of pride, of thinking she knows God's plans.


* SuicideIsShameful: After [[spoiler: she kills her daughter]], Sharon can't go through with killing herself, no doubt due to the belief she'll go to hell rather than heaven.

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* SuicideIsShameful: After [[spoiler: she kills her daughter]], Sharon can't go through with killing herself, no doubt due to the belief she'll go to hell rather than heaven.heaven.
* WholePlotReference: Sharon is basically Job questioning God at the end.


* MundaneAfterlife: The purgatory-like place [[spoiler: Sharon]] ends up is an empty, featureless desert.

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* MundaneAfterlife: The purgatory-like place [[spoiler: Sharon]] ends up in is an a vast empty, featureless desert.


* RealAfterAll: At first it seems like Sharon's belief in the rapture is misplaced, resulting in a terrible tragedy. [[spoiler: Then it happens at the end of the film.]]

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* RealAfterAll: At first it seems like Sharon's belief in the rapture is beliefs are destructive and misplaced, resulting in causing a terrible tragedy. [[spoiler: Then it happens they get confirmed at the end of the film.]]



* ReligionIsRight: [[spoiler: At the end of the film, the rapture really does happen.]]
* SelfInflictedHell: [[spoiler: Sharon refuses to enter heaven, even if she can see her daughter and husband again, remaining in an empty desert place by herself forever.]]

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* ReligionIsRight: [[spoiler: At first it seems like Sharon's beliefs are not only wrong, but delusional and destructive. By the end of the film, the rapture really does happen.]]
* SelfInflictedHell: [[spoiler: Sharon refuses to enter heaven, even if she can see her daughter and husband again, remaining in an empty desert place by herself forever.forever, just because she's angry with God.]]


* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Sharon denounces God after she [[spoiler: kills her daughter]]

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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Sharon denounces God after she [[spoiler: kills her daughter]]daughter]].


* NayTheist: Sharon becomes one after her husband and daughter die, believing that God abandoned them.

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* NayTheist: Sharon becomes one [[spoiler: after her husband and daughter die, die]], believing that God abandoned them.


* GodIsEvil: Sharon comes to believe this.

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* GodIsEvil: Sharon comes to believe this. [[spoiler: The film indicates otherwise though, since not only believers but atheists get a chance to enter heaven if they simply accept God. Sharon is only left out by her own choice.]]


* CaughtUpInTheRapture: The evangelical church Sharon and Randy join believe this will happen. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, they're proven right]].

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* CaughtUpInTheRapture: The evangelical church Sharon and Randy join believe believes this will happen. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, they're proven right]].



* EasyEvangelism: Sharon easily becomes a born-again Christian, but it's somewhat justified as she felt her current life was empty. Randy however is also easily converted, though he initially resisted. [[spoiler: Foster is converted on the spot after he's raptured.]]
* GodIsEvil:

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* EasyEvangelism: Sharon easily becomes a born-again Christian, but it's somewhat justified as she felt her current life was empty. Randy however is also easily converted, though he initially resisted. [[spoiler: Foster is converted on the spot after he's raptured.]] \n
* GodIsEvil: Sharon comes to believe this.


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* ChildSeer: The church Sharon and Randy join believe a boy there is a prophet who's predicted when the end will come. [[spoiler: They turn out to be right.]]
* CrisisOfFaith:

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* ChildSeer: The church Sharon and Randy join believe a boy there is a prophet who's predicted when the end will come. [[spoiler: They turn out to be right.]]
* CrisisOfFaith: Sharon undergoes one [[spoiler: after her husband's senseless murder]]. It only gets worse from there.

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''The Rapture'' is a 1991 film starring Creator/MimiRogers and Creator/DavidDuchovny. Rogers plays Sharon, a woman in LA who works in a boring job by day and lives a swinging lifestyle by night. Finding both empty, she is intrigued when she overhears some co-workers discussing the prophesied end of the world, involving the Rapture where true believers will be taken bodily up to heaven. After learning more, she becomes convinced their belief is true, becoming a born-again Christian. She tells Randy, a fellow swinger, and converts him as well. Six years later, the pair are married with a daughter and active in their church. However, tragedy strikes, and Sharon's world begins to unravel...

* CaughtUpInTheRapture: The evangelical church Sharon and Randy join believe this will happen. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, they're proven right]].
* ChildSeer: The church Sharon and Randy join believe a boy there is a prophet who's predicted when the end will come. [[spoiler: They turn out to be right.]]
* CrisisOfFaith:
* EasyEvangelism: Sharon easily becomes a born-again Christian, but it's somewhat justified as she felt her current life was empty. Randy however is also easily converted, though he initially resisted. [[spoiler: Foster is converted on the spot after he's raptured.]]
* GodIsEvil:
* TheHedonist: Sharon, Randy and the other swingers. Sharon is tired of the lifestyle though and becomes a Christian, bringing Randy with her.
* HollywoodAtheist: {{Zigzagged}}. Randy is initially an atheist who defends his hedonistic swinger lifestyle by saying it's a biological imperative for humans to have sex. Then he converts to evangelical Christianity almost effortlessly when Sharon tells him about the idea. Later, we meet Foster, who says he's been an atheist all of his life but is a normal, morally upright man who converts after seeing really good evidence.
* MundaneAfterlife: The purgatory-like place [[spoiler: Sharon]] ends up is an empty, featureless desert.
* NayTheist: Sharon becomes one after her husband and daughter die, believing that God abandoned them.
* NeverMyFault: Sharon comes off this way after [[spoiler: murdering her daughter]], blaming it all on God.
* OffingTheOffspring: Sharon [[spoiler: murders her daughter]] to hasten her entry to heaven.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Sharon denounces God after she [[spoiler: kills her daughter]]
* RealAfterAll: At first it seems like Sharon's belief in the rapture is misplaced, resulting in a terrible tragedy. [[spoiler: Then it happens at the end of the film.]]
* ReallyGetsAround: Sharon at the start of the film given her swinger lifestyle, plus her boyfriend, Randy and the other swingers seen.
* ReligionIsRight: [[spoiler: At the end of the film, the rapture really does happen.]]
* SelfInflictedHell: [[spoiler: Sharon refuses to enter heaven, even if she can see her daughter and husband again, remaining in an empty desert place by herself forever.]]
* SuicideIsShameful: After [[spoiler: she kills her daughter]], Sharon can't go through with killing herself, no doubt due to the belief she'll go to hell rather than heaven.

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