"Why Was A Miracle Wasted On Me?" ~ The Story Of A "Good For
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 08/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Though produced in 1962, the b/w French film `Bernadette of Lourdes' has the look and feel of a much older film. If I were to have ventured a guess I would have said it was produced sometime between '35 and '39. This "feel" of greater age seems to add to the overall feel of sanctity and Catholic spirituality that pervades this film from beginning to end.
Believer or not, the viewer cannot hep but perceive a sense of the eternal in this traditional and reverent adaptation of the life, visions and vocation of the beloved Saint Bernadette Soubirous who was graced by 18 apparitions of a beautiful "Lady in White" in 1858. Daniele Ajoret's portrayal of the poor, "good for nothing" peasant girl named Bernadette is endearing, believable and spirited.
My Rating: `Bernadette of Lourdes' is definitely geared to a specific audience (i.e.: Catholics) but that doesn't mean there isn't something of value here for the seeker or just plain curious: -4 1/2 Stars-."
Could Be Better
Michael | Chicago, Il | 05/03/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It is an okay movie. It pales in comparison to The Song Of Bernadette, which won four (4) Academy Awards (1943). The script in this movie needs to be revisited and the director more sensitive to the subject matter. Plenty of parts left out and the movie suffers from it. You need to see The Song Of Bernadette to understand the difference. You will probably buy the version as I did. It is remarkable and a classic."