Doubt - 2008 (PG-13)


Year of Release: 2008
Rated: PG-13
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Approx. Running Time: 103 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 4 stars (Out 5)


From Back Cover:

-Roger Ebert

From Miramax Films comes one of the most honored and acclaimed motion pictures of the year, Doubt. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-and Tony Award-winning play, Doubtis a mesmerizing, suspense-filled drama with riveting performances from Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis that will have you pinned to the edge of your seat.

Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Streep), the rigid and fear-inspiring principal of the Saint Nicholas Church School, suffers and extreme dislike for the progressive and popular parish priest Father Flynn (Hoffman). Looking for wrongdoing in every corner, Sister Aloysius believes she's uncovered the ultimate sin when she hears Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled boy. But without proof, the only thing certain is doubt.

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards and 6 Critics' Choice Awards, there is no Doubt it is "One of The Best Pictures of the Year."


My Comments:

If you want to watch a film that simply tells you a story, don't watch this. It will tell you only part of a story and lead you first in one direction and then another. It's up to you to fill in the blanks as you see fit, to decide for yourself what is truth.

A very good film and one that will make you question everything that each character said and did, and leave with doubts about their motives.

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Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
4 Stars
2008 (Year Of Release)
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