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. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences. —IMDb
Excellent film. Great acting from a great script. Even manages to be amusing at times, despite the gravity of the subject and general tone. Thought provoking in its handling of the central themes of uncertainty and faith, and in its consideration of matters of prejudice, the nature of belief, the possibility of virtue in the absence of kindness and the permissibility of transgression in pursuit of a greater good.
Good acting all around, but Doubt fails to examine the issues in a meaningful way. It's hard to take Flynn seriously when he's such a lame priest—his "sermons" betray the writers' lack of skill—and the nuns are so overtly moral that their confession of doubt seems incongruous. The musical selections aren't much better. In particular, why have The First Noel play at the end? What's that got to do with anything?
Film drama yang diadaptasi dari naskah teater John Patrick Shanley berjudul sama, Doubt, menceritakan mengenai kehidupan di sebuah gereja Katolik di Bronx, New York.
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