At the movies: Spotlight
Spotlight is based on the 2003 Pulitzer Prize winning story by the “Spotlight” team at the Boston Globe. This team of investigative reporters uncovered a widespread sex abuse scandal involving Catholic priests in the local Archdiocese.
I’m generally not good at sitting still long enough to watch a movie at home but somehow missed Spotlight when it was at the theater. I was anxious to see it, though, since it won the Oscar for the Best Motion Picture of the Year for 2015 and Vance agreed to watch it with me.
This movie features a star studded cast and kept me involved the whole time but I’m not sure it was the best picture of the year. It is disturbing and thought provoking and could lead to a great discussion. Vance didn’t like the movie as much as I did – he thought it would have been better with lesser known actors – but, like me, he thinks it’s worth seeing. I’d love to see a documentary on this story because I’m not sure how much of the movie was fact. This movie’s out on DVD now and it’s well worth watching at home.