Last weekend we finally saw Calvary, a movie recommended to us by The Filmdog–aka our brother-in-law.
The movie is an Irish drama set around the theme of catholic priests pedophilia, with multiple characters declaring having been molested by priests.
James, the main character and focus of the story, is a priest in a very small town. A good priest, struggling with his humanity, his weaknesses and values. He’s told in the opening scene that he’s going to be killed next Sunday. The movie is set in the week that precedes that Sunday.
It’s a dark flick that successfully illustrates some aspects of human nature.
I’m fascinated with religions.
Of all the ones out there, the Mormons (LDS Church) is probably on my top three. I fell head over heals in awe with these guy’s beliefs since the beginning of the amazing HBO series Big Love. I knew about The Church before but I just started research on them after the show premiered in 2006.
Finally in 2013 they opened a production in London and with a little theatre-ninja-power-voodoo by our friend CC we got tickets and got to see it at the Prince of Wales Theatre last week.
It was F.E.N.O.M.E.N.A.L.!
The writing, the music, the actors, the musicians, the stage, the theatre, the sound. So perfect. I couldn’t stop laughing but then in some parts I almost cried and then laughed again.
They are funny without being offensive (to an agnostic, at least) and I recommend the show to anyone that is able to go see it. It’s worth it!
Here is the opening song sang at the opening of the Tony Awards 2012:
And this is one of the songs of the second half of the show – performed at the Tony Awards 2011:
These are the only videos I could find. The show is a thousand times better than these videos but you get the idea.