R | | Horror
When a young woman becomes afflicted by stigmata, a priest is sent to investigate her case, which may have severe ramifications for his faith and for the Catholic Church itself.
To anyone who's ever trained (or even fed) birds, it's obvious the doves flying into Frankie Paige's hands are eating from her palms.
So Jen, tell us about your date.
Jennifer Kelliho: It was with a tax lawyer.
In the bathtub scene, we see numerous shots of Frankie suggesting she is completely naked in the tub (without seeing actual nudity). Right after she places the fallen feather on the side of the tub, the unseen "force" pulls her backwards into the water. As she is falling back, we can clearly see she is wearing a flesh colored bra or bikini top.
The DVD features an optional director's alternate ending from the theatrical version. In the scene near the end after Frankie (Patricia Arquette) is freed from her affliction, Father Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne) carries her outside in his arms and sits at a bench, and we see her collapse in his arms. He looks up to see her holding a bird in her hand, then she walks away. After she apparently walks away, he looks back down to see her lifeless body still in his arms -- she actually died from the fifth stigmata and he watched her soul depart. In the theatrical version, after she walks away with the bird, Father Kiernan is left alone on the bench, and the impression is that she's "cured" and lives the rest of her life naturally.
English, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Portuguese, Italian, Aramaic
$18,309,666 (USA) (12 September 1999)
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