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Doubt (2008)

Updated: Jun 22

PG-13 | 1h 44min | 7/10 #drama #mystery

Parental Rating: PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.)


 
 

➱ STORYLINE:

Doubt (2008) is a gripping drama set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964. The story centers around Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the strict and conservative principal, who suspects Father Brendan Flynn of inappropriate behavior with a young male student, Donald Muller. Without concrete evidence, Sister Aloysius confronts Father Flynn, leading to a tense battle of wills that questions morality, authority, and the nature of truth. As the conflict unfolds, the film delves into themes of doubt, faith, and the complexities of human relationships.


➱ STAFF REVIEW:

Doubt (2008), directed by John Patrick Shanley and based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, is a powerful and thought-provoking film that explores moral ambiguity and the clash between certainty and doubt. Meryl Streep delivers a formidable performance as Sister Aloysius, capturing her character's unwavering determination and stern exterior. Philip Seymour Hoffman is equally compelling as Father Flynn, portraying a man whose intentions and innocence are constantly in question. Amy Adams and Viola Davis provide outstanding supporting performances, adding depth and nuance to the narrative. The film’s sharp dialogue, intense confrontations, and atmospheric cinematography create a deeply engaging and memorable experience.


➱ CREDITS:

Director:

- John Patrick Shanley

Writer:

- John Patrick Shanley

Based on:

- The play "Doubt: A Parable" by John Patrick Shanley

Starring:

- Meryl Streep as Sister Aloysius Beauvier

- Philip Seymour Hoffman as Father Brendan Flynn

- Amy Adams as Sister James

- Viola Davis as Mrs. Miller

Produced by:

- Scott Rudin

- Mark Roybal

- Celia Costas

Cinematography: Roger Deakins

Edited by: Dylan Tichenor

Music by: Howard Shore

Production Company:

- Scott Rudin Productions

Distributed by:

- Miramax Films

Release date: December 12, 2008

Run Time: 1h 44min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $20 million

Box office: $50.9 million


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