Doubt (2008)

7.5 / Rated by 1 people

104 min.
Plot  Set in 1964 at a Catholic church in The Bronx, New York, the film opens with the jovial Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) giving a sermon on the nature of doubt, noting that like faith, doubt can be a unifying force. The next evening, Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep), the strict principal of the parish school, discusses the sermon with her fellow nuns, the Sisters of Charity of New York. She asks if anyone has observed unusual behavior that would inspire Father Flynn to preach about doubt, and instructs them to keep their eyes open should any such behavior occur in the future.

Sister James (Amy Adams), a young and naive teacher, observes the closeness between Father Flynn and Donald Miller, an altar boy and the school's only black student. One day during class, Sister James receives a call asking for Donald Miller to meet Father Flynn in the rectory. When he returns, Donald is distraught and Sister James notices the smell of alcohol on his breath. Later, while her s...



Meryl Streep
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Father Brendan Flynn
Amy Adams
Sister James
Viola Davis
Mrs. Miller
Alice Drummond
Sister Veronica
Audrie J. Neenan
Sister Raymond
Carrie Preston
Christine Hurley
Marylouise Burke
Mrs. Deakins


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