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Old 02-21-2013, 11:30 PM   #68
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I just finished watching the movie. My initial thoughts are that it's good and I recommend it, but with some qualifications due to several misrepresentations (misrepresentations are bound to happen with a movie about the Catholic Church's organization that attempts to fit five decades into 1 hours and 45 minutes, but I don't presume that the director intentionally misrepresented in the instances). The movie rightly hits on some true villains within the Church, and it also hits soundly on some structural problems in the Church. I also think, in its attempt to be highly prescriptive, that it makes some far-reaching conclusions that come up empty. I can flesh these out later, after more time. It also misses explaining some structural problems in the Church. I also think the legal crusade that is featured in the last 15 minutes is an extremely weak way to end it, because the legal case is really embarrassing from a legal standpoint. Yet, it gives the false hope that there's something there. The victims seem genuinely excited and comforted about the possibility of winning big in a court case against the Pope (whichever Pope it is, doesn't seem to matter). The lawyer is presented as the true savior of the victims, as if anything written by this guy becomes the final word (nice portrayal of lawyers, but unfortunately, a court brief is neither the final word, nor necessarily the truth of the matter).
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