See it on the big screen if you get a chance. The actress playing Monica was terrific as was the actor playing St. Ambrose. Now I want to re-read the Confessions.
Augustine is a saint for our time, a time when so many no longer believe in truth, a time where pride and arrogance rule. Augustine lived a hedonistic life before his conversion, striving for worldly acclaim and human respect. But God was after him and his mother never stopped praying and sacrificing for his salvation. This movie shows how a great sinner can become a great saint. It shows some of the famous scenes in the Confessions like stealing the pears and hearing the voice saying open and read.
Only one caveat, there is a short unnecessarily explicit love scene with open mouth kissing. Now, why did they have to do it? They could have suggested it more subtly. Or is our culture so inured to this that nobody thought anything of it? Sad.