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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Movie Review: Spotlight

Spotlight is a true story of abuse. Sadly that abuse is hidden behind religion. It is a sad that in today's world you cannot even trust those who are religious leaders. It amazed me that so many coverups all over the world were highlighted at the end of the film.
The journalist in charge of Spotlight, which is basically an investigative column run by the Boston Globe, are brave and demand attention. The parts were well played by the leads. The fact that they all grew up in the Catholic church hit close to home. I am sure we have all heard about Priests abusing children in the church. You will be amazed at how big of a problem it is and how deep the knowledge and denial goes.
Check out the Bonus features! One of the best shows the real life reporters and revisits their experiences while running Spotlight. You can see how invested they were in making a difference, when they tell you how much they missed at home because they were working. If you stop and think about how many families have been effected by this abuse, it will blow your mind.

***Obviously, this is a story about sexual abuse, therefore, it is for adults only.