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Diary of a City Priest (2001)

 -  Drama  -  19 January 2001 (USA)
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David Morse plays Father John McNamee, a catholic priest who accepts a position at an inner-city church. The film begins with Father McNamee as he starts his new job and follows the priest ... See full summary »

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David Morse plays Father John McNamee, a catholic priest who accepts a position at an inner-city church. The film begins with Father McNamee as he starts his new job and follows the priest through his struggles in adapting to his new surroundings. Based on a true story. Written by Anonymous

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Makes You Reflect Carefully on Certain Issues You Might Otherwise Never Have Given a Moments Thought!
24 October 2013 | by (Pasto, Colombia) – See all my reviews

***** Possibly Contains 1 or 2 Very Minor Spoilers *****

Watched this with little or no expectation and was somewhat surprised. DIARY offers a very introspective look at how one particular "average" priest (good job, but not great, by David Morse) comes to grips with his own inner turmoil, self-doubt, and issues of faith and relevance in a secular age, in what has now become a predominantly non-Catholic neighborhood.

Anyone who considers themselves a spiritual person, any practicing or "fallen away" Catholic (my group), should find DIARY makes you reflect carefully on certain issues you might otherwise never have given a moments thought.

One scene I particularly enjoyed was when Morse's character is talking with another priest who begins describing how luscious some bikini-clad beach-goers look. His, "Hey, let's not go there, OK?!" reaction was simultaneously convincing, interesting and believable, considering his profession and vow of celibacy.

Don't expect much in the way of inner-city conflict or crime, because there really isn't any. 7* taken down to 6* because of one huge flaw. Based on the lead character's diary, the scenes where he was supposedly conversing with different saints were extremely awkward. They flat out didn't work. In all fairness to the movie, one would have to read the book to see whose fault that really was.....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!

KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com


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