Agnes Of God (1985)

NORMAN JEWISON

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  

USA, 1985.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi IV Productions.  Screenplay by , based on his stage play.  Cinematography by .  Produced by Norman Jewison, .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1985.  Golden Globe Awards 1985

Enjoyable melodrama about the investigation of a possible miracle and/or murder.  plays a court psychiatrist who is assigned to the case of a young nun () who was found in her quarters with her baby dead in her arms. Tilly insists that she is a virgin who conceived without sexual intercourse, hence Fonda’s job to help her come to grips with reality before her impending murder trial. plays the Mother Superior of the convent who wants Tilly left alone by the outside world, but Fonda insists on getting to the bottom of either her madness or saintliness. Great acting, especially by Tilly, who is riveting, elevates a script that could have used a few more developments.

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