Reel Life: Movies Reviewed (Part II)

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Friday, Mar 9, 2012 - 7pm ET

Founder of decentfilms.com Steven Greydanus reviews movies just out and oldies that debuted on DVD/BluRay.

Maria Goretti
The story of Saint Maria Goretti is retold in this beautifully made film from Italy. It tells of the plight of the poor laborers of the time, struggling to survive in a swampy area with rampant malaria and extreme poverty. Luigi and Assunta Goretti keep their faith despite the hardship, and instill in their children a deep love for God. Their daughter Maria especially is devout. But tragedy strikes more than once: sickness and death affects the Goretti family, and then their young neighbor Alessandro does the unthinkable…