Homer Smith, an unemployed construction worker heading out west, stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict Mother Maria, who believes that Homer has been sent by God to build a much-needed church in the desert...Written by
Christopher J. Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Movies these days are usually either no-brain action movies, no-brain comedies, no-brain cheese dramas or just plain pretentious crap.
Lilies of the Field is a fairly simple story about faith (in God and in each other) and after watching SWAT, it was a relief watching something as charming as this. It is easy-paced, calm and delightful with wonderful performances all around.
I really like Sidney Poitier, so I suppose it adds, but this film is a real treat. I'm not really religious, but this movie wasn't at all the Bible preach I was expecting. It's a treasure. One of my top ten of all time. Timeless classic--too bad they don't make 'em like this anymore. 10/10
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