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“If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse them. That’s the truth of it. “

  • What is this movie about? spotlight

Reporters form the Boston Globe are doing some research on a story about a priest abusing a minor. But the story goes further and wider than that…

 

  • Why should you watch it?

The story depicted in this movie is a real story and not a happy one. The chosen theme is a risky theme. It is something that does happen but we might not want to hear it, but this is the reality, it does. Child abusing by the church is a delicate topic and in this movie it is well described, not too angry, not too naive, just plainly real.

The path of the stoy is correct, not too fast, not too slow (although for a moment I tought so…). It’s a natural one and easy to follow the story into detail. You get to know the whole way the story took until it came. How they got the information, how much did it cost them, and so on. It’s interesting so watch it unfold until what we got to know when it came out.

The whole cast does a great time work, hence some of the Oscar nominations that some of some of them have recived. They are all get pretty goods into their character; each of them plays their part really good and you don’t fell for a moment overloaded with information, quite the contrary, you are eager for more and waiting for them to get to that point when all the information simply flows.

It’s an Oscar front runner and it has been recieveing plenty of Awards in many places, so you should give it a chance just to see something that did indeed happen and to take your own conclusions about it. And yes, it will remind you of “All the President’s Men”.

 

  • Did you know?

– The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2013 Blacklist; a list of the “most liked” unmade scripts of the year.

– During an interview on NPR’s “Fresh Air”, director Tom McCarthy said that they built a large set to depict many of the Boston Globe offices where parts of the story takes place. When the reporters depicted in the movie first visited the set, they gravitated to the desks where they had been sitting during the writing of the “Spotlight” piece, and many of them started to re-arrange the items on their desks to the they had been at the time.

– The credits and title cards are set in Miller, the typeface the Globe uses for most headlines and body copy.

– All of the journalists use blue pens, their boss’ pen is black, and the editor’s is red.

– As of the film’s release, Michael Rezendes was the only journalist involved in the investigation still working on the Spotlight team.

– The first time Michael Keaton met with the real Walter Robinson, just after Labor Day in the bar at the Greenwich Hotel in New York, they shook hands and Keaton furrowed his brow, and said to him: “You know you really do not have that much of a Boston accent.”

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