In March, Miramax asked William Donohue if he was interested in previewing the movie, “Wide Awake.” He agreed. Miramax is the Disney-owned distributor of the Catholic-bashing film, “Priest.”
“Wide Awake” is a PG movie about a young boy who attends an elite Catholic boarding school. After his beloved grandfather dies, the boy questions how God could allow this to happen. The movie focuses on the boy’s spiritual journey and his interactions with Sister Terry, played by Rosie O’Donnell. It is humorous and well-done.
Donohue found a few lines to be wholly unnecessary, though overall there was nothing objectionable. The movie has its endearing moments, he confessed, but when asked whether this changes his mind about Miramax, he exclaimed, “talk to me after the movie ‘Dogma’ comes out. From what I’ve read, this could be trouble.”