Has someone told you this movie is a simple faith story? Right, it's true. And that is its strength. I found it moving and overall well-done. All the interpreters have the right face for their role, and the story, with a few negligible naiveté , is told in a plausible way. The plot develops at three levels: Bernadette's story (a young girl who lives in poverty and ignorance, surprised and frightened by the first apparition, then conquered by the grace and sweetness the Lady shows), and, after the apparitions, her life as a nun; a scientist's, who can't accept a miracle even when it happens to his wife; and a modern one, in which a photographer investigates about Lourdes and its story and runs into his ancestor's diary, bearing witness about his involvement in Bernadette's story and his developing awareness of Bernadette's honesty and his necessity to come to a compromise between science- in which he strongly had believed so far- and faith.