I agree with all of the positive things I've seen in the other comments. This is such a quality work. I wasn't 100% sold on the Father Simeon performance, but I still enjoyed him.
I didn't see it as anti-Catholic mainly because there are only two representatives of the church in the movie. They are clearly meant to represent two uncommon extremes. There is a business side to ministry and that can easily come off as cold or harsh, but this movie is about the character. He is cold and harsh. Those are the characteristics that lead him to the position he holds.
Besides, are we to believe that there are no men in the ministry such as these? Are we to believe that everything is so perfect in the church (any church) that there is no room for criticism? I agree that the movie could have been set in any denomination, but who has prettier sets than the Catholics? I can only accuse this movie of being honest.
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