- 1 hr 30 min
Judgment is a film about sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church. Keith Carradine and Blythe Danner play a married couple, Peter and Emmeline Guitry, who are devoutly religious and attend church regularly. One day their son Robbie, played by Michael Faustino, tells them that he has been sexually abused by the parish priest. The Guitrys are stunned and they feel as if their world has been upended. The Guitrys are proud of their religious beliefs and when they discover what has happened to their son, they are conflicted between supporting him and obeying their Church. Peter, in particular, does not want to pursue a case against the priest initially. The Guitrys eventually decide that they need to make sure that Father Frank, the priest who molested their son, is removed from the priesthood and sentenced to jail. They begin to recruit other parents in the parish to help them in their quest. The Catholic Church, however, is not on the families’ side. The Church attempts to have Father Frank moved away to a different parish against the families' will. The Church also tries to offer the Guitrys a million dollars to settle their case but the family is not satisfied. They are determined that the priest be kicked out of the Catholic Church and stand trial for his crimes. The lawyer for the Church is also extremely ruthless and will do anything possible to stop the Guitrys from pursing their case against Father Frank. The family faces an uphill battle but they end up prevailing at the end. The film is based on the true story of what happened in a Louisiana parish after it was discovered that one of the parish priests was molesting groups of young boys.