So I’m clicking around last night for something to watch. I’d been “binge watching” Amazon Prime’s “The Man In The High Castle” (now in season 4)…Excellent by the way, and my wife has been watching Hallmark Christmas movies since Halloween.
We watched the trailer for “Two Popes” based on true events about the passing of the torch between the previous pontiff, Pope Benedict (Hopkins) and Pope Francis (Pryce). From one of the most conservative, old school popes to the most liberal of all time. I love Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce so we decided to watch. Netflix GOLD!
It gave us a better understanding of the Catholic Church and how it operates. The film plays like a documentary in parts telling the story of the new pope and how he came to even be in-line for the faith’s highest post. The acting is incredible and the end the film shows footage of the actual men who Hopkins and Pryce portrayed. Just couldn’t have asked for a better choice to spend a rainy night in front of the TV. Regardless of your beliefs, it’s a touching story of sacrifice and faith and two different points of view of what a Pope should be to the Catholic flock. A+++ Below the trailer, see Hopkins & Pryce talk about their roles as the “Two Popes” and Pryce with Stephen Colbert.