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Movie Review: Doubt

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By Stephanie Grohol on
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Doubt, starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, was, to say the least, an interesting movie. It was a pretty good movie and I can see where it was nominated for an Academy Award. I was not overly impressed by it but I like Meryl Streep and wanted to see what all the hoopla was over this movie. This movie was about a nun Sister Alyosius Beauvier, played by Meryl Streep, who was the principle at a local catholic school. She was a domineering and not well liked woman who used what she had to keep the students in line at the school and at church. Amy Adams played Sister James, who was a teacher at the school and also the one who was suspicious of the Priest, who was played by Philip Seymour Hoffmann. Philip Seymour Hoffman played the Priest, Father Flynn, who had plans to bring the school into the 20th century and was disliked by Sister Aloysius Beauvier.

Once Sister James shares some suspicions that she has about Father Flynn, Sister Alyosius makes her life duty to find out what is going on and get him to leave the church. She eventually wins but at a price. This was a challenging movie to watch but what I saw was interesting to see. I was amazed at how Meryl Streep could bring out this character and make her not well liked. I felt bad for Philip Seymour Hoffman's character but in the end he left and was able to get another position. All in all, this movie is one that I will recommend.