Mickey Reece’s Agnes contains two films. One is a campy, pleasantly derivative exorcism romp. The other, a somber story about a young woman clinging to the cult-like trappings of a nunnery as a trauma response. The story is somewhat simple: Father Donaghue (Ben Hall) is summoned to a convent to perform an exorcism on an allegedly possessed nun, Agnes (Hayley McFarland). Watching the gory hubbub from the sidelines, Mary (Molly Quinn), Agnes’ friend and fellow sister, becomes increasingly agitated and disillusioned with her faith, and ends up leaving the practice. The second half of Agnes sees Mary working a dismal job at a supermarket and wrestling with her ever-waning faith.
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