Doubt

 
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26 May 2009 23:11
 

I watched Doubt this weekend. I liked it because it didn’t get preachy and each main character had flaws. Like real life, there’s no easy resolution to the conflict that is the theme of the film. Father Flynn, played brilliantly by Philip Seymour Hoffman, befriends an African American boy and helps him get through teasing and harassment. The principle of the catholic school, played by an equally brilliant Meryl Streep, is suspicious of his behavior. She’s also old school catholic, while he’s modern and wants to have secular songs at the next Christmas pageant. This adds to the friction.

The title is not forgotten, it being the theme of one of Flynn’s sermons, and a crisis of faith Streep’s character goes through. That, like the other conflicts, is not easily resolved.

 
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27 May 2009 01:05
 

To slow. Watch, End of the line, low budget religious themed horror. Or Martyrs, very graphic religious themed horror with a story that will blow your mind.

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28 May 2009 00:08
 
GAD - 26 May 2009 11:05 PM

To slow. Watch, End of the line, low budget religious themed horror. Or Martyrs, very graphic religious themed horror with a story that will blow your mind.

LOL Can I assume you watched it while drunk?

 
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28 May 2009 02:03
 
rab - 27 May 2009 10:08 PM
GAD - 26 May 2009 11:05 PM

To slow. Watch, End of the line, low budget religious themed horror. Or Martyrs, very graphic religious themed horror with a story that will blow your mind.

LOL Can I assume you watched it while drunk?

I wish, I might of enjoyed it more then….....

 
 
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28 May 2009 12:42
 

I too enjoyed it Rab. Wonderful acting I thought. At some points I wasn’t sure where it was going, but it tied it all together nicely at the end.

 
 
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28 May 2009 13:30
 

It did not tie things up in a nice, neat little package at the end, which I liked. I did think that some of the more cliché symbolism (light bulbs going out, storms, etc.) was kind of tacky, and wondered if it worked better in the play.

 
 
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28 May 2009 22:58
 

I laughed at the scene with Mother Superior and Sister James arguing in her office about father Flynn. Sister James raised her voice and then poof! went the light. “See what you did, you burned my light out.”

 
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29 May 2009 00:22
 

You should all see Frailty if you haven’t. Entertaining.

 
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29 May 2009 20:55
 
Argo - 28 May 2009 10:22 PM

You should all see Frailty if you haven’t. Entertaining.

Seen it. I’ts one of my favorite films. The script writer said he came up with the idea when talking to a friend about the possibility that the fundamentalists were right.