It's one of those stories you hear, yet there is no solid proof that it was ever real. That actually makes it more intruiging. It was hard to swallow the story, as it seem so unreal when comparing it to what we have been accustomed to knowing. There are bits of the scenes that I would have wanted to cut, as they appear so generic, so cliché. It's a great character, portrayed well, but not done well.
Una mujer y la lucha contra un régimen que sobaja a las mujeres a niveles de servidumbre además de privarlas de la iluminación del conocimiento. Buen producto cinematográfico que resulta fluido a pesar de su duración prolongada y de caer penosamente en reducciones a lo absurdo en algunas ocasiones. Rescatable.
About all I can say for this ridiculous film is that it was well meaning. It followed the standard Hollywood biopic format (I suppose to lend the story credibility) but I lost it seeing a rotund John Goodman as Pope Sergius. The film had already stretched its limits of plausibility by this point, and devolved into camp from there onward.
Sadly a disappointment compared to the book; beautifully filmed but very uneven. Really liked the actor who portrayed Aesculapius, and Johanna Wokalek and David Wenham are good; but just I felt her childhood and upbringing were depicted too fast (which I think should have been given more importance). Otherwise I agree with Amy's comment.