In Review: Doubt
Take a look at those awards & nominations...don't worry, I'll wait.
OK, now that you're back, I'll tell you a bit about this movie from what I understood it to be.
This is a story of a very conservative nun, who also runs a very strict school and enjoys her status as principle a bit too much. Enter in sweet Amy Adams (remember, the princess from Enchanted, played opposite of McDreamy?) and you have a very believable novice who just wants to be a servant and teach her students well.
The last main actor is Hoffman, and out of all the actors in this film (I like them all) he is by far my favorite....and actually, I can't think of a movie I don't like with him in it!
The story is set in post-integration time,East Coast, where the spiritual leaders still have a lot of influence in peoples' lives. Hoffman, who plays a new-to-the-parish priest, is seen doing a number of things that are a bit....strange.
Adams thinks she sees....something.... does she? Is it inappropriate? Is it hear-say? Is it truth? What really happened between priest and altar boy?
Although this movie is about a seemingly 'odd' relationship between priest and child, it isn't one of those movies. It has so much more to stew over, including parental abuse/neglect, the role of gossip & presumption, and most importantly, loss and recovery of faith. A great drama and one that will sprout conversations for awhile afterword.
Not suitable for children inasmuch as they wouldn't understand a lot of the dialogue or subject matter.
Four stars from me, go see this movie!
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