Monsignor (1982)

FRANK PERRY

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5

USA, 1982.  Frank Yablans Presentations.  Screenplay by , , based on the novel by . Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Failed attempt to get inside the world of the Catholic Church.  is flat as a priest who does so well in organizing business affairs for the Vatican, he gets friendly with the mob.  When he meets va-va-voom nun Genevieve Bujold, he decides his vow of celibacy should be thrown out the window, and from there it’s all downhill. The film tries to be a shocking expose, but its story (based on the novel by Jack-Alain Leger) is too ridiculous for words and sometimes you’ll find yourself laughing without meaning to. Sadly, a strong cast (including , , , and ) are dragged down into the mud with the respectable stars.

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