Monday, October 12, 2009
Doubt - 2008
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Writer: John Patrick Shanley
Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Alice Drummond, Audrie J. Neenan, Susan Bloomaert
Tagline: There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt.
Overview and Review of Doubt directed by John Patrick Shanley
Set at a Catholic School in the Bronx in 1964. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn(Philip Seymour Hoffman), is trying to turn upside down the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Beauvier, the Principal. And then the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. At the center of "Doubt" is the mystery of whether or not a priest (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) is guilty of taking advantage of an altar boy.
I like the acting... poignant. Its a gripping drama... And very touching. and would also make you want to doubt.
Father Brendan Flynn: Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty. When you are lost, you are not alone.