Sunday, June 22, 2008


Author: Brian
Location: Minneapolis, MN


Directed by Stephen Soderbergh
Screenplay by Dan Futterman
Based on the play by John Patrick Shanley
Music by Jan A.P. Kaszmarek

Principal Cast:

Frances McDormand as Sister Aloysius
Clive Owen as Father Flynn
Michelle Williams as Sister James
Sophie Okonedo as Mrs. Muller

"Did he or didn't he?"

Set against the backdrop of a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, Doubt is the story of a strong-minded woman faced with a difficult decision. Should Sister Aloysius voice concerns that Father Flynn's mentoring relationship with one of their boy students is something more inappropriate…even if she's not entirely certain of the truth? The plot never answers the question, though, of the validity of the accusations. It's up to you to decide.

What the Press Would Say:

A stunning cast provides the basis for this adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play. Oscar winner Frances McDormand takes on the demanding role of Sister Aloysius with fervor and passion, and Clive Owen's Father Flynn is the perfect blend of honesty and smart. Michelle Williams has a supporting role as the young Sister James, and Sophie Okonedo leaves an amazing impression in her one impressive scene (and Oscars have loved Supporting Actresses with only a few minutes of screen time). Stephen Soderbergh's deft direction increases the intensity, and Kaszmarek's score accents the film's intentions perfectly. Potential nominations look likley in these categories:

Best Picture
Best Director: Stephen Soderbergh
Best Adapted Screenplay: Dan Futterman
Best Original Score: Jan A.P. Kaszmarek
Best Actor: Clive Owen
Best Actress: Frances McDormand
Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams
Best Supporting Actress: Sophie Okonedo
And other various technical categories

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