The American drama film Spotlight is based on the actual events depicting how the Boston Globe uncovered the wide spread cover-up of child molestation within the local Archdiocese.
A group of journalists on the “Spotlight” team at the Boston Globe were assigned to investigate the scandalous accusations of sexual abuse occurring in Catholic churches in Boston. What seemed to be only a few incidents turned out to be an overwhelming number of incidents involving priests and young children.
The film really went in depth about the detrimental effect child molestation has on its victims. It was a hard film to enjoy based on the subject matter, but it kept me interested. I am a true story film lover and I have seen both ends of the spectrum; true stories told poorly as well as true stories told very well. Spotlight is a film that tells the story very well. Tom McCarthy, director and one of the two writers of the film did a great job with chronicling this true story. Actors such as Mike Rezendes, Rachel Adams, Liev Schreiber, Walter ‘Robby’ Robinson as well as the other supporting cast members did a wonderful job. I rate the film 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The film is rated R and the running time is 128 minutes.