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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Into Temptation

This week's movie check out from the public library was Into Temptation ...

is a 2009 independent drama film written and directed by Patrick Coyle, and starring Jeremy Sisto, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Baumgartner, Bruce A. Young and Amy Matthews. It tells the story of a prostitute (Chenoweth) who confesses to a Catholic priest (Sisto) that she plans to kill herself on her birthday. The priest attempts to find and save her, and in doing so plunges himself into a darker side of society.

The film was partially inspired by Coyle's father, a kind but belligerent man who had considered becoming a priest in his early life. The script won the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship from the IFP Minnesota Center for Media Arts. Into Temptation was filmed and set in Coyle's hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Several supporting roles were filled with actors from the Minneapolis – Saint Paul theater area, and Coyle himself performed in a supporting role.

What made me decide to see the movie was that the main character was played by Jeremy Sisto, who played the title role in the miniseries Jesus ...

But anyway, I liked the movie. Here's a clip of Sisto's character talking to his friend, another priest, about the woman who had confessed to him and who he had tried to find and save ....


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