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Diary of a City Priest
Diary of a City Priest
Actors: David Morse, Thomas Ryan, Philip Goodwin, Ana Reeder, Robert Sella
Director: Eugene Martin
Genres: Drama
PG-13     2003     1hr 18min


Movie Details

Actors: David Morse, Thomas Ryan, Philip Goodwin, Ana Reeder, Robert Sella
Director: Eugene Martin
Creators: Eugene Martin, Cate Wilson, Ed Givnish, Lisa Rosenstein, Robert Bahar, Father John McNamee
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Religion
Studio: Heartland Film Festival Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/24/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 18min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

A priest portrayed as a thinking man...
(5 out of 5 stars)

"David Morse portrays a Philadelphia priest working long and hard at a poor, crime-ridden parish. He wonders if his work matters. He wonders whether he matters as a man or a priest.The priest works on where he fits in this world via an introspective diary. The film ends optimisticly, but not clearly with THE answer.This film has nothing to do with the current clergy scandal in the U.S. In fact, if anything, David Morse's character is attempting to act saint-like.This is a serious drama for someone who wants to think about the most profound issues of life.David Morse is his usual appealing and sympathetic actor."
A. Blume | Germany / Florida, USA | 02/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this movie. I love its flow.
The everyday life and struggle of a priest in the urban ghetto and his resulting doubts about faith are portrayed with fine humor and in rather an unobtrusive manner. There is no exaggerated drama here. It's the ordinariness that leaves a deep impression.
David Morse in the part of the priest is brilliant of course. His performance alone makes watching "Diary ..." worthwhile."
Drop the checkbook and get your hands dirty
Pink Squirrel | Ohio | 11/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Few movies attack, I mean literally attack, the heart as much as this. Toward the end I had pushed myself deep in the couch. Not as much in comfort, but in trying to get away from the work and struggle this man faced and recognizing the work he did was not as extraordinary as one might believe.

David Morse in his understated, simplistic, utterly powerful portrayal reminded me that McNamee's acts were the most basic responsibilities of the Christian faith.

This movie will cause a reexamination of priorities. Please don't watch it without looking inside yourself.