• Doubt (2008)

Doubt

Release Date: December 12th, 2008

DVD Release Date: April 7th, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through Sister Aloysius' (Meryl Streep) St. Nicholas school. Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school's strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When a fellow nun (Amy Adams) tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest -- despite her lack of evidence.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Alice Drummond, Audrie J. Neenan, Susan Blommaert, Carrie Preston

Director: John Patrick Shanley

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Sacrifice , 1960s , School , Temptation , Mother ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The truth is left for the audience to decide. And while the conclusion isn't necessarily clear, it is unsettling. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Doubt leaves none in one respect: John Patrick Shanley was the right person to direct this fascinating screen version of his celebrated play. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film is nothing if not provocative. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)