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The Two Popes

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cheezy Wed 01-Jan-20 21:35:42

I’ve just watched this - Has anyone else? I’m off to google to see how true to life it is. I adored it!! I even liked the slightly wobbly editing, I assume that was deliberate. Anthony Hopkins as usual is totally believable and brilliant as Ratzinger.

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Pigletpoglet Wed 01-Jan-20 22:26:09

Yes - it was great. Haven't enjoyed a film as much for a long time. Anthony Hopkins was amazing. DH cried... (not unusual!)

RiseUp Wed 01-Jan-20 22:35:36

Absolutely loved it - amazing characterisation & an acting masterclass from Hopkins & Pryce 👍🏼

alldressedupinblue Wed 01-Jan-20 22:40:47

Funnily enough, it was my NYD film too. Adored it and would really recommend.

CherryPavlova Wed 01-Jan-20 22:45:12

I thought it was excellent.

SESthebrave Wed 01-Jan-20 23:59:33

Absolutely loved this.

Not factually true in their meetings however the characterisations and back stories seemed pretty accurate.

Brilliant performances from both Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce.

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Sat 11-Jan-20 19:27:01

Just watched this and came looking for a thread about it so I could join in the enthusing. It's really good! Fabulous writing and acting.

Kanga83 Sat 11-Jan-20 19:27:52

I wasn't sure about this before I watched it, but it was bloomin brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Creas35 Sat 11-Jan-20 19:32:36

I watched it and really enjoyed it even though it normally wouldn’t be something I would bother with, that’s why I enjoy Netflix so much. I also googled a lot after but I do that for everything. Another one to try is Messiah it’s a series (I thought it was a movie at first). It’s really interesting, a little slow to start but really good overall.

CheesePleaseLoueese Sat 11-Jan-20 20:31:37

Embarrassingly I thought this would be dull as hell ... but it was amazing. The acting by the two leads was spell-binding.

1forsorrow Sat 11-Jan-20 21:30:28

Maybe I gave up to soon, I didn't like it. Messiah on the other hand I really enjoyed.

TheWashingMachine Sat 11-Jan-20 21:32:31

It was great.

Dozer Sun 12-Jan-20 22:01:27

Slow start

I hadn’t known about the military rule and detentions/torture/murder/child thefts in Argentina: horrifying.

Dozer Sun 12-Jan-20 22:01:50

Got better as it went through.

eldeeno Sun 12-Jan-20 22:27:47

I enjoyed it

SchadenfreudePersonified Tue 14-Jan-20 12:02:19

I loved it!

I know it's not factually accurate, but I think the characterisation was superb - and actually I really liked the bits they added which were obviously not true to life (the two Popes watching football match, for instance), as it made them seem so human (and fallible).

SchadenfreudePersonified Tue 14-Jan-20 12:04:20

Thank you for the tip about "Messiah", people - I watched a few minutes and thought "No - not for me.", but it sounds as though it is worth staying with at least for the entire first episode.

BringMeTea Tue 14-Jan-20 15:14:38

Loved it. So well done. Both leads were fabulous. A gem.

ParanoidGynodroid Wed 15-Jan-20 10:29:26

Lovely film, though a little plodding at times. AH and JP were fantastic.

Nanamilly Wed 15-Jan-20 10:31:54

It was excellent.

Nanamilly Wed 15-Jan-20 10:32:44

And another vote for Messiah here.

Lauracrazygirl Wed 15-Jan-20 20:40:35

I really enjoyed this movie mainly because the writing is excellent, my favourite part was ths first conversation the 2 popes had in the garden. Especially the discussion on the child abuse scandal.

We listened to their confessions then moved them on to another parish, where they started all over again.......Confession cleans the soul of the sinner but it does not help the victim

That line hit a nerve with me.

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