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Doubt

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Doubt

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
104 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/12/08
performer:
Amy Adams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Viola Davis
director:
John Patrick Shanley
author:
John Patrick Shanley
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A

There’s a reason we can spend eight times more to visit the theater than the movies and feel like we scored a fantastic bargain. For shorthand’s sake, let’s call it Cherry Jones. Happily, her Tony-winning turn as a nun hounding a suspected molester/priest — is she paranoid? Heroic? Both? — didn’t pass into pure legend before some West Coast stints. John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt lets character trump stereotype at every twist…with subtleties easily lost in vast spaces like the Ahmanson Theatre. But would I take a rear-second-balcony seat just to see Jones again? Doubtlessly.