JunkerSeed Posted December 9, 2002 Share Posted December 9, 2002 Man, the church is all over this movie like white on rice, stink on shit and all that. The story of a priest that has an affair with a local girl and » Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... « gets her pregnant, then goes on to pay for her abortion For all of the box office records it's smashing in Mexico, it's good, but not that good, I guess you can chalk that up to the controversy. It had a great sense of humor, very well timed between all of the melodrama. Gael García Bernal (one of the kids from Y tu mama tambien) gives an awesome performance, this guy just rocks. All of the supporting characters in the town and church are very good too. The most interesting thing about this one is not the fact that the preist screws a girl. It brings up questions about the importance of the vow of celibacy, where the church gets its money from, and the church's politics. All three preists in the movie go into it wanting to do good for the community, and are ruined because of rules and regulations. It's these issues that made the movie. If the church could see past the sex thing, they might notice that they are actually being very fairly critiqued. So, all in all, a very good one, catch it if you can, but it's not up there with Frida or Punchdrunk or anything. If you drive far enough to see it (and in miami you'll have to drive far), there's some better ones out. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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