Doubt (movie) - potential SPOILERS

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    Dec 18, 2008 1:06 AM GMT
    So I saw Doubt starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman last night. I found it brilliantly written and incredibly thought-provoking. Not only does it bring the viewer to question his (and society's) definitions of morality but leaves one thoroughly dizzied trying to establish which character is the antagonist and which the protagonist. Also quite interesting was the movie's handling of homosexuality - I won't say too much about this in order not to spoil the movie for those who want to see it, but I was quite surprised by Sister Aloysius's acceptance of her student's and even the pedophilic priest's homosexuality. I think she even said something to the effect of only the molestation being an issue, and not homosexuality. Considering her staunchly conservative views on almost everything else, including the place of the church in the community, this seemed not to fit into her character very well.

    Has anyone else seen the movie or the original play? Any thoughts?

  • theatre_geek

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    Dec 18, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    I haven't seen the movie yet, but I've read the original script and it is amazing. I'm hoping to see it soon. Chances are I won't like the movie nearly as much as the play, but I am glad that John Patrick Shanley who penned the original play also penned the screenplay, so at least the movie will be true to his original intention.