Friday, December 26, 2008
Doubt. Movie Review
I have never done a movie review so bear with me. I recently saw the movie Doubt. Being Catholic I had my suspicions going into the movie thinking that they were going to take every cheap shot they could at the Catholic Church, and they did take a couple. That being said, I thought the movie was excellent. The depiction of the Church at that point in history I find to be very accurate. The clash of liberalism and traditionalism is well portrayed at times in the movie. I thought the acting was great and both of the lead characters played by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep were well played by both. What was a pleasure in addition to the lead actors was the supporting role played by Amy Adams who played Sister James. She was a treat to watch and she really glued the film together. I would like to see the picture again to really watch the cleverness of the story as it unfolds. The cinematography was great as well. The film has its comical moments, and its serious moments, sometimes both intertwined together. I particularly enjoyed the school room scenes with the kids getting in trouble. It reminded me of the stories my step-dad used to tell me when he went to Catholic school. I have to give the film a 5 out of 5 popcorn and soda rating. That is it for my review. Enjoy the show! Let me know your thoughts on the movie.
Posted by James Bellisario at 11:56 PM