Investigative reporter movie Spotlight has reached number 1 at the box office in the Republic of Ireland, with a total of €217,807 from 41 sites across the country since opening last Friday January 29th. The film is nominated for six Academy Awards/Oscars and three BAFTA awards.
Spotlight tells the astonishing true story of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Spotlight team of investigative journalists, who in 2002 shock the city and the world by exposing a global cover-up by the Catholic Church of widespread child abuse perpetrated by more than 70 local priests.
When newly appointed editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber) takes charge of the Globe in the summer of 2001, he directs the Spotlight team to follow up on a column about a local priest accused of abusing dozens of parishioners. Aware that taking on the Catholic Church will have major ramifications, Spotlight editor Water “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton), reporters Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams), Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo) and research Matt Carroll (Brian d’Arcy James) begin delving more deeply into the case.
As they confer with victims’ attorney Michael Garabedian (Stanley Tucci), interview survivors and pursue the release of sealed court records, it becomes clear that the Church’s cover-up is far more wide-reaching than any of them ever imagined.
Check out our review of Spotlight here.