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Into Temptation (2009)

R | | Drama | 26 April 2009 (USA)
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A prostitute plans to end her life on her birthday, but her priest attempts to stop her from doing so.

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Father John Buerlein
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Fr. Ralph O'Brien
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Lloyd Montag
Amy Matthews ...
Nadine Brennan
Tony Papenfuss ...
Zeke
Greta Oglesby ...
Miriam
Ansa Akyea ...
James St. Clair
Isabell O'Connor ...
Tessie Thomas (as Isabell Monk O'Connor)
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Steven Miller
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Corrine Buerlein
Lola Lesheim ...
Della
Gene Larche ...
Gus
Marion Markham ...
Diane
Ann Milligan ...
Judy
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A call girl goes to a priest to confess a sin she hasn't committed yet: she plans to kill herself on her next birthday. Then she disappears and he goes looking for her, enlisting the help of an ad hoc congregation of troubled souls along the way. A story about forgiveness. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and some sexual content

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There are two slightly different versions of the Lord's Prayer. The "Catholic version" has some different wording and a different ending than the "Protestant version". In the scene where Fr. Brulein is saying mass, he and the congregation recite the "Protestant version" and not the "Catholic version". See more »

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A little gem of a film that almost defies description...
27 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard for me to categorize this movie; it's unlike most films although it has elements of mystery, drama, comedy, tragedy and angst. The story revolves around a priest who is attempting to locate a confessor in the Minneapolis underworld while simultaneously confronting some of his personal demons but it is not nearly as trite as that sounds, the whole presentation feels remarkably unique and fresh. It does not present itself like a major studio treatment nor like the usual independent effort.

All aspects of the film's production are convincing and very assured. While most of the plot's elements have been explored elsewhere, this particular combination of excellent screenplay and considerable talent is somewhat like being exposed to an entirely new cuisine - and a welcome change that is. It is clever, poignant, buoyant, gritty and witty but it is not your normal fare.

Try it, you might like it.


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