Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Not that Doubt is the most demanding film to watch. There is a smooth, sensible progression of the plot. The characters are largely defined through their roles, with their personalities being defined more to show the contrasts between them and the range of humanity within the Church. The conflict is intensely personal, avoiding the larger implications in direct presentation, but wholly engaging the audience to explore the implications of both the personal rivalries and damages covered up by the Church for such a long time.
I am positive that many qualified critics have dissected, critiques, and (largely) praised Doubt. I am not going to lie. I don't want to invest the time to even attempt to do that. I am just going to encourage those who have not seen the movie or play (or read the play) to make time for it. And to not be afraid of thinking. Because one cannot question without thinking, and once cannot have doubt without questioning.