Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Doubt

Just wanted to say that I finally saw Doubt and was blown away.

When you make a film with a powerful theme and populate it with a majorly talented cast you have one perfect movie.

Set in a catholic school in Brooklyn in the early 60's, Doubt concerns itself with a dragon-like mother superior / principal (Meryl Streep) and her seemingly obsessive belief that the head priest of the school (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) may have molested one of the male students.

Armed with nothing but circumstantial evidence, Steep's Sister Aloysius becomes obsessed with the likable and well loved Father Flynn (Hoffman) ... what makes the film's story so compelling is that one minute you will find yourself thinking that Sister Aloysius is nothing more than a vindictive shrew, and then next, that Father Flynn is some sort of predatory monster ... now, wait a few more minutes and you'll change your mind again.

Doubt, is the name of the game. Don't miss this one!

4 comments:

Frank said...

Being a 13-year Catholic schoolboy, I really want to see this one...it kinda gives me the creeps, but still need to look.

Merci said...

I loved it too. You had to look deep to find the kernel of goodness in Streep's character, but it was there. It seemed like she had seen a lot in her years as a nun, and was resolved to take action when she believed that something heinous was happening again.

missmagnoliathunderpussy said...

Darling what ever happened to the good old days when Nuns rode motor scooters and took to the air at the drop of a rosary.

Virginia Gal said...

I saw it before the Oscars and LOVED it!! Yes I think the beauty of the film is that even in the end, I was in Doubt.

My favorite character was Amy Adams, she deserved that Oscar, not stinky P. Cruz.