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God Is the Bigger Elvis (2012)

Dolores Hart left a successful Hollywood acting career to become a nun. A true story.

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Dolores Hart left a successful Hollywood acting career to become a nun. A true story.

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References Lonelyhearts (1958) See more »

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Young Dreams
Written by Aaron Schröder and Martin Kalmanoff
Performed by Elvis Presley
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A great love story
16 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am no catholic. I can't even say I believe there is a god. But I defy anybody with a beating heart to judge this as anything but an ode to love. It is uplifting and heart- breaking. Mostly it drives home the glory of humanity. How many times have you seen that achieved in a short documentary? We have a central character who has made the most anti-Hollywood choice in history and a supporting cast who have made equally bold steps to back her up. Stock footage of the monastery deserve your full attention because they add so much nuance and clarity. It is a perfectly sculpted film, with humour and intrigue and of a succinct but lush economy.


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