Written January 28, 2009
I was ambivalent about going to this movie, but am glad that my friend urged me to attend. It was a thoughtful and exquisite movie. Meryl Streep is once again amazing!!!! And, the brief screen appearance of the mother of the black student was heart wrenching.
Written January 18, 2009
This was a great "acting" movie. The thing I liked best about it? It was short, to the point and moved along nicely. Im glad it wasnt one of those movies that dragged on and on (Ben Buttons). The end is fantastic.
Written January 03, 2009
ALL ACTORS EXCELLENT GOOD STORYLINE A MUST SEE! PETE
Written December 27, 2008
If you love great acting and great actors at the top of their game, then this movie's for you.....the nuances of each stars performance...each lttle pursing of the lips of Meryl Streep, for instance, has profound echos in the character they are portraying. A totally riveting performance across the whole cast and the "feel" of the 60's with the clash of the "old guard" of the church and the new, more enlightened changes to come are accurately created on all levels....you can almost smell the incense...one of the best films I've seen this year!
There are no wasted moments...everything leads inexorably to the heartbreaking ending and the stark reality vs principle clash is all the more poignant for it's feel of authenticity.
Truly a wonderful film!
Written December 31, 2008
Every time I think of the storyline, I see it from a different perspective. You have one nun who is all sweetness and light (on the surface), a crusty old nun as a principal, a priest, and one black student whose relationship is in question by the principal. Is it good....is it bad....when the movie is all over, you're not sure. How do people change? How do people evolve. There's a lot more to this movie than meets the eye. I do recommend this if you're in for a movie that has a philosophical question.