Reverential yet reductive biopic chronicling the life of the influential Roman Catholic human-rights activist Dorothy Day. Day (Moira Kelly) began her career as a newspaper journalist covering the plight of the Depression-era working class. She later
cofounded the Communist monthly The Catholic Worker,
opened dozens of halfway houses and became an outspoken advocate of women's rights -- all the while remaining an active member of the Catholic Church. It's worthy material, and Moira Kelly delivers a solid performance as one of this
century's lesser-known feminist trailblazers. But the movie is oddly unwilling to explore the contradictions between doctrine and...