DoubtDVD - 2009
"A taut, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse drives the absorbing psychological thriller 'Doubt.'"--Washington Post
"One of the best films of the year. "--USA Today
It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. When Father Flynn pays too much attention to a new student, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school.
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Sexual Content: Nothing is shown, but it deals with subject matter that younger children may not understand, or should not understand yet
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Father Brendan Flynn: Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty. When you are lost, you are not alone.
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Set in a Catholic school in the 1960’s, this movie deals with the abhorrent subject of sexual abuse amid the Catholic Church.
Different reactions are depicted especially from the victim’s mother and some of the nun’s naiveté in the face of what is happening even when it becomes seemingly evident.
The words “sexual abuse” are cleverly never uttered throughout the movie, instead subtle implications and increasing blatant insinuations are played out as the movie evolves.
Uncommon and contentious subject matter make this movie different from the usual run of the mill movies out there these days. Good actors and enough suspense to keep your interest throughout the film until the very end.