Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Holy Child (2001)

Marc (Lambert Wilson) is a 39-year-old Catholic priest of unprecedented notoriety. After writing a book on the subject of celibacy in the clergy, he has become a spokesperson for the matter, much to the celebration of the Catholic community. It is therefore very inconvenient when a teenage boy shows up on Marc's doorstep, claiming to be his son. Reluctantly, the priest agrees to care for the boy, whose mother is in jail, but he soon finds that keeping the boy and his claim a secret is harder than it sounds. Will Marc be able to keep his reputation intact, even after the mother is released and Marc thinks he might be falling in love with her? ~ Cammila Albertson, All Movie Guide

An even handed look at Catholic issues of sexuality without being anti-religious. But you have to wonder why Marc has to lie so many times when his facade was quickly slipping away.

Rated: 3 (/5)

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