Factual error: When Meryl Streep is walking outside and talking to Mrs. Miller about the potential abuses of her son, you can see a basketball court in the background and on the court is a 3-point line. The movie is supposed to take place in 1964 and the 3 point line wasn't introduced until 1979/1980. (01:10:20)
Ending / spoiler
Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Viola Davis
Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) leaves to another church and school. Some time later, Sister James (Amy Adams) returns after visiting her sick brother. She talks with Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep) and she mentions that Father Flynn left to another school and church and got a promotion. Sister James says that she believes that Flynn didn't do anything wrong. Sister Aloysius sticks to her suspicion and believes that Flynn is guilty and that no evidence is necessary. When Sister James asks why Flynn left, Aloysius reveals that she lied about calling another church asking about his past; lying about the phone call forced Flynn to leave. It's not stated if Flynn is guilty. Aloysius cries and expresses her regret for lying to Father Flynn and she doubts if he's really guilty.
Father Brendan Flynn: You haven't the slightest proof of anything!
Sister Aloysius Beauvier: But I have my certainty! And armed with that, I will go to your last parish, and the one before that if necessary. I'll find a parent.
Trivia: Philip Seymour Hoffman was the only actor who knew whether or not Father Flynn was actually guilty.
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