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Release Date:
25 December 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt.
Plot:
A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 56 nominations See more »
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Doubt is all Dialogue, Acting and Weather See more (305 total) »

Cast

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Meryl Streep ... Sister Aloysius Beauvier

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Father Brendan Flynn

Amy Adams ... Sister James

Viola Davis ... Mrs. Miller

Alice Drummond ... Sister Veronica
Audrie Neenan ... Sister Raymond
Susan Blommaert ... Mrs. Carson

Carrie Preston ... Christine Hurley

John Costelloe ... Warren Hurley

Lloyd Clay Brown ... Jimmy Hurley
Joseph Foster ... Donald Miller (as Joseph Foster II)

Mike Roukis ... William London
Haklar Dezso ... Zither Player
Frank Shanley ... Kevin
Robert Ridgell ... Organist
Sarah Giovanniello ... Choir Singer
Katie Shelnitz ... Choir Singer
Aaron O'Neill ... Choir Singer
Thomas J. Meehan ... Choir Singer
Abigail L. Dyer ... Choir Singer
Samantha Chadbourne ... Choir Singer
Christina Angelina Celone ... Choir Singer
Melissa Viezel ... Choir Singer
Emily Swimmer ... Choir Singer
Katelyn Snell ... Choir Singer
Shayne Fischman ... Choir Singer
Coby D. Moran ... Choir Singer
Alannah Iacovano ... Girl in Church

Frank Dolce ... Ralph

Paulie Litt ... Tommy Conroy

Matthew Marvin ... Raymond

Bridget Megan Clark ... Noreen Horan (as Bridget Clark)
Philip Post ... Sister James' Student
Thomas J. Kennedy ... Sister James' Student
Thomas A. Varrone ... Sister James' Student
Sabrina Costa ... Sister James' Student
Samantha Buczek ... Sister James' Student
Gabriella Renne DiMaria ... Sister James' Student
Ariana Silvestro ... Sister James' Student
Michele Ciago ... Sister James' Student
Anna Lonczak ... Sister James' Student
Brandy Panfili ... Sister James' Student

Molly Chiffer ... Sarah
Lydia Jordan ... Alice (as Lydia Grace Jordan)
Suzanne Hevner ... Mrs. Kean
Helen Stenborg ... Sister Teresa
Tom Toner ... Monsignor Benedict

Michael Puzzo ... Father Sherman
Margery Beddow ... Mrs. Shields

Jack O'Connell ... Mr. McGuinn
Marylouise Burke ... Mrs. Deakins
Valda Setterfield ... Parishioner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gerard Adimando ... Parishioner (uncredited)

George Aloi ... Parishioner (uncredited)

James P. Anderson ... Parishioner (uncredited)

Jackie Brown ... Parishioner (uncredited)
Jonathan Castillo ... Parishioner (uncredited)

Timothy J. Cox ... Parishioner (uncredited)

Jennifer Lauren DiBella ... Congregation Member (uncredited)

Seth Donavan ... Church Patron (uncredited)

Amanda Marie Florian ... Student (uncredited)

Brianna Leann Florian ... Student (uncredited)

Tiffany Ashley Florian ... Student (uncredited)
Evan Lewis ... Parishioner (uncredited)
Bernadette Lords ... Church Patron (uncredited)

Jenny Paul ... Parishioner (uncredited)
Robert Shulman ... Church Parishioner (uncredited)
Felicia Tassone ... Church Patron (uncredited)
Steph Van Vlack ... Church Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
John Patrick Shanley 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Patrick Shanley (screenplay)

John Patrick Shanley (play)

Produced by
Celia D. Costas .... executive producer (as Celia Costas)
Mark Roybal .... producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
Nora Skinner .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Deakins (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dylan Tichenor 
 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
David Gropman 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Rogness 
 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Christiansen 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Alan D'Angerio .... key hair stylist
J. Roy Helland .... hair stylist: Meryl Streep
J. Roy Helland .... makeup artist: Meryl Streep
Todd Kleitsch .... key makeup artist
Louise McCarthy .... first assistant makeup artist
Jerry Popolis .... first assistant hair stylist
Karen Specht .... additional hair stylist
Victoria Wood .... wig maker: Viola Davis
Christine Fennell .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Valerie Gladstone-Appel .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Celia D. Costas .... unit production manager (as Celia Costas)
Deb Dyer .... production supervisor
Daniel Hassid .... executive in charge of production
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcos González Palma .... dga trainee
Amy Lauritsen .... second assistant director
John Rusk .... first assistant director
John Silvestri .... second second assistant director
David Fischer .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Tudor Jones .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Christian Vendetti .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Derrick Alford .... shop craft foreperson
Tommy Allen .... property master (as Tom Allen)
Rand Angelicola .... scenic artist
James J. Archer .... set dresser (as James Archer)
Kenny Burke .... construction grip best boy (as Kenneth J. Burke)
Stephen Caldwell .... scenic artist
Jon Carter .... set dresser
Yongxi Chen .... scenic artist
Richard Cohn .... construction electrician
John Davis .... storyboard artist
Paul George Divone .... shop craftsperson (as Paul Divone)
Ann Edgeworth .... props buyer
Joan Finley .... set dresser (as Joan Finlay)
Glen Fjotland .... construction grip
Steven Gamiello .... set dresser (as Steve Gamiello)
Gordon Gertsen .... greens person
Jonathan Graham .... key construction grip
Sandy Hamilton .... assistant property master
Jon F. Hopkins .... set dresser
Adam Jones .... scenic shopman
Judie Juracek .... scenic artist
Clifford Klatt .... set dresser (as Cliff Klatt)
Gordon Krause .... key shop craftsperson
Imogen Lee .... art department production assistant
Joe Martin .... greens person
Dawn Masi .... graphic designer
Rebecca Meis DeMarco .... assistant set decorator
Kay Michaels .... art department coordinator
Nick Miller .... construction coordinator
Ronald Miller .... shop craftsperson
Kris Moran .... assistant property master
Brandon Odegaard .... construction electrician
David Poses .... shop craftsperson (as David A. Poses)
Gennaro Proscia .... shop craftsperson
Raymond Reddy .... shop craftsperson
Diane Rich .... scenic foreman
Helen Ripple .... set dresser (as Helen G. Ripple)
Will Scheck .... head greensman
Adam Scher .... assistant art director
Ari David Schwartz .... on-set dresser (as Ari D. Schwartz)
Jeannine Sloane .... construction production assistant
Paul Steinberg .... shop electrician
Bruce Swanson .... set dresser
Betsy Tanner .... shop craftsperson
Dick Tice .... lead set dresser
Robert Topol .... charge scenic artist (as Bob Topol)
M. Tony Trotta .... on-set scenic artist
James Walker .... shop craftsperson
Danny Woods .... construction grip
I. Javier Ameijeiras .... illustrator (uncredited)
William Depaolo .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Flo Frintzilas .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Miguel López-Castillo .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Bochar .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Bochar .... supervising sound editor
Kam Chan .... foley supervisor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Fernandez .... additional sound re-recording mixer (as Roberto Fernandez)
Josh Frieser .... looping
Jim Gardner .... sound strategist
Sean Garnhart .... sound effects editor
Heather Gross .... foley editor
Gregg Harris .... second boom operator
Ruth Hernandez .... adr editor
Harry Higgins .... mix technician
Eric Hirsch .... sound mix technician
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Mike Howells .... adr recordist
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Avi Laniado .... mix engineer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (as George Lara)
George A. Lara .... foley recordist (as George Lara)
Debora Lilavois .... adr assistant sound editor
Paul McGrath .... a.d.r. mixer
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Kira Smith .... first boom operator
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Clémence Stoloff .... apprentice sound editor
Paul Yurt .... sound mix engineer
Alexa Zimmerman .... first assistant sound editor
Chad Birmingham .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Nicholas Renbeck .... sound editor (uncredited)
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects supervisor (as Steve Kirshoff)
Devin Maggio .... special effects
Roy Savoy .... special effects foreman
John Stifanich .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
John Bair .... visual effects supervisor: Guerilla Effects
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects supervisor: Big Film Design
Michael Bogen .... compositor: Pacific Title
Ella Boliver .... digital compositor: Big Film Design
John Campuzano .... visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Patrick Clancey .... smoke artist: EFilm (as Pat Clancey)
Vivian Connolly .... visual effects producer: Guerilla Effects
J. John Corbett .... lead digital compositor: Big Film Design
Emily Fenster .... associate visual effects producer: Pacific Title
Will Frazier .... digital compositor: Big Film Design (as William Frazier)
Maureen Healy .... compositor: Pacific Title
Jesse Parker Holmes .... digital compositor: Guerilla Effects (as Jesse Holmes)
Ali Kocar .... digital compositor: Big Film Design (as Allison Kocar)
Ladd Lanford .... visual effects producer: Pacific Title
Vance Miller .... particle effects: Guerilla Effects
Robert Montgomery .... compositor: Pacific Title
Josh Mossotti .... compositor: Pacific Title
David Piombino .... digital compositor: Big Film Design
Michael Queen .... digital compositor: Big Film Design
Carlos Rosario .... digital compositor: Big Film Design
Mark Russell .... visual effects supervisor: Guerilla Effects
David Sosalla .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title
Scott Winston .... digital compositor: Guerilla Effects
Adrienne Winterhalter .... visual effects producer: Big Film Design
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Bob Wiatr .... compositor: Pacific Title (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator (as Pete Bucossi)
Jennifer Lamb .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cesar Baptista .... company grip
Wesley Battle .... company grip (as Wes Battle)
Angela Bellisio .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Eric Boncher .... dimmer board operator
Patrick Capone .... camera operator: second unit (as Pat Capone)
Patrick Capone .... director of photography: second unit (as Pat Capone)
Roger Deakins .... camera operator: "a" camera
Glen Engels .... best boy grip
Richie Ford .... rigging gaffer
Scott Gregoire .... lamp operator
Joseph Grimaldi .... best boy electric (as Joe Grimaldi)
Richard Guinness Jr. .... key grip
Bruce Hamme .... dolly grip
Andy Harris .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Joel Holland .... video assist operator
Victor Huey .... company grip
Billy Kerwick .... key rigging grip
Kevin Kerwick .... rigging grip
Jeremy Knaster .... lamp operator
Jason Lanci .... rigging electrician
Sal Lanza .... company grip
Scott Lipkowitz .... camera loader
Michael J. Maurer .... lamp operator
Bill O'Leary .... chief lighting technician
Mike Oates .... rigging grip
Louis Petraglia .... rigging electric best boy
Jeff Pinette .... camera trainee
Brent Poleski .... company grip (as Brent A. Poleski)
Charlie Price .... company grip
Chris Primavera .... rigging grip
Michael Rudolph .... generator operator: base camp (as Mike Rudolph)
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer (as Andy Schwartz)
Lance Shepherd .... rigging electrician (as Lance A. Shepherd)
Joseph Viano .... best boy rigging grip (as Jodeph A. Viano)
Robert Vuolo .... lamp operator (as Rob Vuolo)
Michael Wacks .... generator operator (as Mike Wacks)
Vincent Camuto .... video assist assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Cavagnet .... additional video assist (uncredited)
Patrick Fontana .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Francine Natale .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Patrick Quinn .... assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sophia M. Costas .... extras casting associate (as Sophia Costas)
Sondra James .... adr voice casting
Amelia Rasche McCarthy .... casting associate (as Amelia Rasche)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Megan Asbee .... additional costumer
David Davenport .... costume supervisor
Kevin Draves .... costume supervisor (as J. Kevin Draves)
Nicole Greenbaum .... set costumer
Nina Johnston .... costumer: Ms. Streep
Dain I. Kalas .... tailor (as Dain Kalas)
Dan Kulas .... tailor
Michelle Matland .... assistant costume designer
Lee Purdy .... tailor
Jonathan Schwartz .... costume coordinator
Benjamin Wilson .... set costumer (as Ben Wilson)
Nina Cinelli .... costumer (uncredited)
Debbe DuPerrieu .... set costumer (uncredited)
Remy Pearce .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Angie Alavez .... digital intermediate data i/o supervisor
Ian Blume .... first assistant editor
George Chavez .... color timer
Michael Dillon .... assistant digital intermediate producer
Louisa Forni .... post-production assistant
Michael Hatzer .... digital intermediate colorist: Efilm
Chris Jensen .... senior digital colorist assist
Mike Kennedy .... digital intermediate producer
Jordan Lindblad .... second assistant editor
Jessica Mazzer .... digital intermediate technical service manager
Amy Pawlowski .... digital intermediate editor
Daniel Triller .... second assistant editor
Sean Cooney .... post-production executive (uncredited)
John Vladic .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nick Ariondo .... musician
Elizabeth Cotnoir .... score production manager
George Doering .... musician
Jennifer L. Dunnington .... music editor (as Jennifer Dunnington)
Alan Frey .... score production coordinator
Mark Graham .... music librarian
Richard Grant .... auricle operator
Tom Hardisty .... pro tools operator
Ben Holiday .... assistant music editor (as Ben Pedersen)
Greg Laporta .... music programmer
Sandra Park .... music contractor (as Sandy Park)
Simon Rhodes .... music score recordist
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
Howard Shore .... conductor
Howard Shore .... orchestrator
Sue Sinclair .... music preparation
James Sizemore .... music programmer
Tim Starnes .... auricle operator
Angie Teo .... pro tools operator
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Alan Ett .... music arranger: choral music (uncredited)
Scott Liggett .... music arranger: choral music (uncredited)
John Rodd .... additional music mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Thomas Aquino .... driver (as Thom Aquino)
Rudy Arietta .... driver (as Rudy M. Arietta)
Ed Battista .... driver: Ms. Street
Mike Buckman .... driver
Joseph Buonocore .... driver (as Joseph J. Buonocore Jr.)
Michael Buonocore .... driver (as Mike Buonocore)
Mike Canales .... driver (as Mike Canale)
James Charleston .... driver (as Jim Charleston)
Kerry Clark .... parking coordinator
Ryan Patrick Cooke .... driver (as Ryan Cooke)
William Curtin .... driver (as William E. Curtin Jr.)
Robert Dwyer .... driver
William Espand .... driver
Robert J. Gallagher .... driver
Pat Hogan .... driver: Mr. Hoffman and Ms. Adsams
Patrick Hogan .... driver: cast
Paul Kane .... driver
Joseph W. Kelly .... driver
Peter Krienbihl .... driver (as Peter A. Kreinbihl)
Leonard Luizzi .... driver
Joseph Paprota .... driver (as Joe Paprota)
Wesley Petersen .... driver: Mr. Rudin (as Wes Petersen)
Jim Popper .... driver
Joseph Riso .... driver (as Joe Riso)
Timothy Shannon .... transportation co-captain
Barry Sweeney .... driver (as Barry T. Sweeney)
Paul Weiner .... driver
James Patrick Whalen Jr. .... transportation captain (as James Whalen)
 
Other crew
Daniel Altieri .... accounting clerk (as Daniel J. Altieri)
Jodi Arneson .... office production assistant
Kyle Barrett .... video deliverables manager: EFilm
Michael Bartol .... staff production coordinator: Miramax Films
Justen Bennett-Maccubbin .... payroll accountant
Zoran Blazevic .... location scout
Valerie Rose Bronte .... accounting clerk
Damon Cardasis .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Salvatore Carino .... production accountant (as Sal Carino)
Anne Carlisle .... production assistant
Sean Carroll .... chef
Joey Cohen .... office production assistant
Wendy Cohen .... clearances: Production Resources
Wendy Cohen .... product placement/clearances
Andrea Coles .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Scotch James Diaz Crisostomo .... second assistant accountant (as Scotch Crisostomo)
Andrew Crowley .... catering manager
Eliza Czander .... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
Dianne Dreyer .... script supervisor
Ethan Duffy .... office production assistant
Fletcher Elkington .... location assistant
Kathleen Fellegara .... first aid (as Kathy Fellegara)
Rich Fellegara .... first aid
Glenn Ferrara .... set production assistant
Meryl Finger .... tutor
Sarah Follett .... location assistant
Jason Fritz .... location assistant
Megan Gallagher .... adr voice group
Molly Gallagher .... adr voice group
Bianca Giancoli .... stand-in: Amy Adams (as Bianca Belmonte Giancoli)
Joe Guest .... location manager
Matthew Kania .... assistant location manager
David Kennedy .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Adam Klaff .... executive assistant: Mr. Rudin
Elizabeth Klenk .... assistant location manager (as Liz Klenk)
Kim Krafsky .... animal trainer
Keri Lederman .... assistant: Ms. Costas
Kalliope Mamias .... tutor
Steve McAuliff .... animal trainer
Patrick McDevitt .... production assistant
Margaret McEntee .... technical consultant (as Sister Margaret McEntee)
Sarah Miles .... assistant: Mr. Shanley
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Sara Murphy .... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
Eric Myers .... unit publicist
Robert Noonan .... set unit assistant (as Bob Noonan)
Leda Nornang .... production coordinator: additional photography
Steve Oppenheim .... set production assistant (as Steven Oppenheim)
Jim Pellegrinelli .... production secretary
Phuong-Thuy Pham .... location assistant
Cynthia Poulsen .... client services manager: EFilm
Christine Putnam .... assistant production coordinator
Kim Rideout .... stand-in: Meryl Streep
Jennifer Roberts .... set production assistant
Ramón Rodríguez .... first assistant accountant (as Ramon A. Rodriguez)
Sally Rusk .... lead tutor
Michelle Sarama .... post-production accountant
Fanny Schwartz .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Alana Serignese .... tutor
Lucy Shapiro .... assistant: Mr. Roybal
Teresa Soneborg .... production assistant
John Spady .... location scout
C.L. Mega Sterling .... security captain
Maud Streep .... set production assistant
Christopher Tricarico .... legal services: Tricarico Chavez
Christian Vendetti .... key set production assistant
Matthew H. Wiesner .... location scout
Patty Willett .... production coordinator
Kori E. Wilson .... assistant: Ms. Streep (as Kori Wilson)
Tim Wilson .... stand-in: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Nicholas Zayas .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (as Nick Zayas)
Malcolm Alston .... location production assistant (uncredited)
James Bednark .... production assistant (uncredited)
Linda A. Borgeson .... executive in charge of post production (uncredited)
Nick Carr .... location scout (uncredited)
J. John Corbett .... title designer (uncredited)
Logan Wolfe Edler .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Falzarano .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Fesel .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Anouk Frösch .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Graham Goetz .... location scout (uncredited)
Sophie Holland .... production assistant (uncredited)
Keri Lederman .... production supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)
Michael Perilstein .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France (uncredited)
Reyna Shaskan .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Colby Shrefler .... location assistant (uncredited)
Heli Soell .... assistant post-production accountant (uncredited)
Lygia Day Szelwach .... on-set teacher (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Brendan van Meter .... caterer (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Vincent .... press attache: France (uncredited)
Frank Zwick .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Heather Goldenhersh .... special thanks
Doug Hughes .... special thanks
Cherry Jones .... special thanks
Adriane Lenox .... special thanks
Margaret McEntee .... dedicatee (as Sister Margaret McEntee)
Nico Muhly .... special thanks
Brían F. O'Byrne .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic material
Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When filming was over, director John Patrick Shanley sent Amy Adams the Nativity Scene that Sister Veronica puts together near the end of the film as a gift.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (at around 1 min): The priest and one of the sister walk into the principal's office, there is a lamp behind the principal's desk, turned on. Eight minutes later, the light is off even though no one touched the lamp.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Christine Hurley:Jimmy? Come on! You're serving today.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Praise God, From Whom All Blessings FlowSee more »

FAQ

Is "Doubt" based on a book?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Will Shanley resolve the question of whether or not Father Flynn really did molest the boy?
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Doubt is all Dialogue, Acting and Weather, 30 August 2009
Author: Acolin_f from Tampa, FL

Doubt is all Dialogue, Acting and Weather

There is no doubt. Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role and for Best Writing, Doubt is an acting tour de force.

Remember this name. John Patrick Shanley. He is the writer of only a dozen movies, but a few of them are quite good. He wrote Alive with Ethan Hawke, Joe Versus the Volcano with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and the sweetheart maker, Moonstruck with Nicholas Cage and Cher (Oscar for screen writing).

The 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this Broadway play is all dialog, acting, and weather. Cold weather. Cold northeastern winter weather. The kind that blows across your path, knocks down limbs in your way, obscures your vision and maybe makes you see things that aren't there. The kind of hard wind that blows away the fine line dividing right and righteous, wrong and wronged. The kind of cold Meryl Streep exposes as Viola Davies offers up her son to the bare bones of stark truths.

Just as Shanley did with the play, none of the other actors know if Father Flynn is guilty. Yet, the Spartan dialog gives these accomplished angels their wings. Doubt floats with the power of their performances. Nary is a word wasted. Neither a look nor a glance spent unwisely.

"Doubt," Philip Seymour Hoffman's character says in the opening siloque, "can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty."

With performances like Julia & Julie, Meryl Streep will soon be sweeping aside all other acting award records. Those who love her need look no further than Doubt for proof of her incredible talents.

Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and John Patrick Shanley follow in her footsteps. They track her out of the warmth of what you think you know is right and good and into a shivering Bronx, dusted with unfeeling snow. 8/16/2009

Love these lines!

Father Flynn (Phillip Seymour Hoffman)in Doubt:

Well, I'm not going to let her keep this parish in the dark ages! And I'm not going to let her destroy my spirit of compassion!

That I can look at your face and know your philosophy. It's kindness.

There are people who go after your humanity, Sister, that tell you the light in your heart is a weakness. Don't believe it. It's an old tactic of cruel people to kill kindness in the name of virtue. There's nothing wrong with love.

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