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The real crime is the way that the movie turns Gael García Bernal, the hot-tempered, Roman-lipped costar of ''Y Tu Mamá También, into a backwater Freddie Prinze Jr.
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The tone is that of a telenovela -- soap-operatic at heart -- even though the film was adapted from a 19th-century novel.
Not an indictment of the Catholic Church as a whole, but a thought-provoking look at what can happen when decent individuals are seduced by the power of their position.
It's more of a melodrama, a film that doesn't say priests are bad but observes that priests are human and some humans are bad.
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