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Doubt (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery | 25 December 2008 (USA)
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A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »

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It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear-based discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences. Written by Miramax Films

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There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$507,226, 14 December 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,422,556, 5 April 2009
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Viola Davis; and one Oscar nominee: Amy Adams See more »

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When Sister Aloysius talks to Mrs. Miller, the nun's umbrella handle moves from her left to right hand several times. At one point, it hangs from the nun's arm. See more »

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[first lines]
Christine Hurley: Jimmy? Come on! You're serving today.
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Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow
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Written by Thomas Ken and Loys Bourgeois
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Excellent Acting and a Great Story
31 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. I saw it at the Opening night of the AFI FEST 2008. They (AFI) added this film 8 days before the opening, after they lost the original selected film (The Soloist) when the studio decided to move its release for March 2009, but without any doubts, it was a better choice to have this film instead. Not only me, but the audience were very amazed with the film. I think it's time to give another Oscar to that monster called MERYL STREEP, no more nominations. Every detail of her acting is outstanding, and believe me she did a job that glued your eyes to the screen. Also Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis deserve a nomination for those excellent jobs. A very strong film, well directed and excellently acted. Great adaptation of the theater play that I have saw in Broadway. The production designer did an excellent job as well as the photographer. Personally I congratulated the director for a great masterwork. DOUBT..no doubts that will be a great contender for the industry awards. You will see.


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