Jake and Elwood, the loveable if hapless characters played by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the classic 1980 film The Blues Brothers, have finally gotten Vatican recognition for their “Mission from God.”
To mark this week’s 30th anniversary of the film, which became a cult classic and spawned a fashion of wearing black hats and dark sunglasses to parties, the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano dedicated a full page and no fewer than five articles to it.
One of the articles says there is “no lack of evidence” that The Blues Brothers can be considered “a Catholic film.”
Also, check out L’Osservatore Romano‘s front page (scroll to bottom). (Photo: Jim Belushi (L) and Dan Aykroyd perform as The Blues Brothers during the 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year dinner and concert in honor of Aretha Franklin in Los Angeles February 8, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)