Another ‘Rewatch’ post.
I last reviewed the Magdalene sisters three years ago and recently watched it again after so long.
For me personally, the film still has the ethereal quality of dogged misery. The girls at the laundries are not only robbed of the familiar, they are robbed of their dignity too. While I wasn’t as emotionally moved as the previous time I watched it, it still caused me to sit back for a while after I had finished and really contemplate some things.
The acting of all those involved was still as spectacular as before. Their plight is believably expressed as is the emotional, sexual and physical abuse they receive at the hands of the nuns.
I don’t think this is the sort of film to be repeatedly viewed time after time because its inner message resonates for a far longer duration than watching it again ever could.
MY RATING: **** / *****