“Spotlight” shines light to a dark subject

A tough story to swallow, Pixar’s Up screenwriter Tom McCarthy weaves drama and real life investigative journalism in movie “Spotlight”.

The film comes from a real life event that occurred in the early 2000s in which the Boston’s local newspapers, “The Boston Globe” investigative team had uncovered thousands of pedophille priests who molested children in which the Vatican was aware of.

Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci, the Spotlight team challenges the Catholic Church, respected priests and people of religious power and their own moral loyalty.

This film is not filled with fast action sequences, or bombs or guns or hot girls. It’s a serious film. It deals with the trial and error that investigative journalism or journalism for any matter, has to encounter everyday. The actors performance embodies what real life journalism looks like.

And this film is not merely meant for entertainment. It’s meant to create awareness. It’s to celebrate what true heroism looks like. And it means being able to get under people’s skin, being the unpopular opinion and doing the right thing.

It’s a great watch because yous stay connected and interested in the story but if you are looking for car chases and flashing lights better skip to the next theater or choose another movie to watch instead.

Nat’s Rating: ♥♥♥


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