Created Equal (2017)

TV-PG   |    |  Drama, Thriller


Created Equal (2017) Poster

A cocky, up-and-coming attorney, begrudgingly takes on a case to sue the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination; after a woman, who's desperate to become a priest, solicits his help.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

5/10
105

Photos

  • Edy Ganem and Aaron Tveit in Created Equal (2017)
  • Aaron Tveit in Created Equal (2017)
  • Aaron Tveit in Created Equal (2017)
  • Aaron Tveit in Created Equal (2017)
  • Lou Diamond Phillips and Aaron Tveit in Created Equal (2017)
  • Lou Diamond Phillips and George Sanchez in Created Equal (2017)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


17 August 2018 | MartinHafer
7
| They managed to take a ludicrous idea and make it work.
Created Equal has a plot that simply could not happen. A nun wishes to go to a Catholic seminary in order, ultimately, to become a priest. However, the Catholic Church and the popes have been adamant....men, alone, can become priests. So, the woman approaches a law firm in order to sue the Church into accepting her to the seminary because she is being discriminated against by not being allowed in the program. While I could see someone wanting to sue for this right, finding a law firm or a court willing to try tackling the issue in the United States is problematic, as this clearly violates the notion of religious freedom. Lawmakers and judges simply do not nor could they create religious doctrine. However, the filmmakers who made Created Equal have also managed, somehow, to make the story interesting and compelling.

Sister Batista (Edy Ganem) is an unhappy nun. She is feeling unfulfilled in this role and feels that God has called her to be the first Catholic female priest. This seemingly unwinnable case is given to a hot-shot lawyer known for always setting cases without taking them to court. Tom Reilly (Aaron Tveit) plans on convincing the Sister to drop the case or accept a cash settlement. After all, he seems like a cynical guy who is much more interested in making partner at the law firm than actually doing anything else. However, something unusual happens...over time, Sister Batista wins him over and convinces him that they might just be able to win the case. Up against them is a lawyer and priest (Lou Diamond Phillips) as well as a psycho intent on stopping her at any price.

The acting and direction in this film was pretty good...and that made a seemingly ludicrous story actually work. I also liked the local color given to the story by filming it around New Orleans. My only quibble, other than the basic idea, is the big confrontation scene with the would-be killer...it didn't quite work for me. But solid acting, tension and uniqueness make this an entertaining flick.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

  • Light Girls

    Light Girls

  • Dark Girls

    Dark Girls

  • Runner

    Runner

  • A Perfect Life

    A Perfect Life

  • Anomaly

    Anomaly

  • All Wifed Out

    All Wifed Out

  • Trafficked

    Trafficked

  • Better Off Single

    Better Off Single

  • Slime

    Slime

  • The Cemetery Club

    The Cemetery Club

  • Not Easily Broken

    Not Easily Broken

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Thriller

Our Favorite Trailers of the Week

See the trailers we loved this week, including "Jessica Jones" Season 3, and Brittany Runs a Marathon. Presented by Microsoft Surface.

Watch our trailer of trailers

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com