It’s been about 10 years since I saw that piece of ****. I wasn’t even that avid a Catholic then; I was the type who proudly said “Yeah, I’m Catholic” when people asked me about the ashes on my forehead, but then I’d skip Mass for months on end.
In any case, even then, I was able to recognize that film for what it is: a poorly conceived, terribly written pseudo-psychological drama with the age-old “the Church is hiding stuff from us in order to maintain its power and influence” device as the driving force behind the plot.
I don’t remember the heresy to which you refer, but I do remember the extraordinarily weak plot device in which the protagonists had to solve some half-baked spiritual mystery before the girl got the last stigmatum (sp?). Where the heck did they come up with that?
Oh, and the placard at the end, which the filmmakers obviously thought lent some credibility to their “opus”, was brilliantly ignorant: it was a summary of the Church’s supposed quashing of the “gospel” of Thomas, full of innuendo about the Church having something to hide.
El oh el.