In college I wrote an essay on the ideas behind Stigmata. I read a few books on the subject, and even presented a quality power point. But I never saw this movie. Not then, but fast forward a few years later and here I am talking about the movie that was made about the idea...or rather loosely based on that.
This movie started out kind of creepy, then quickly derailed, and really lost track of any coherence at all. The plot of this movie revolves around a woman who has Stigmata all of a sudden. When a priest finds out that she is sending a message to the church, and that a new gospel is found, she is pursued. The church tries to do an exorcism on her, but she's not from "hell" she is the messenger....and oh man, this movie sucks.
I can't really reflect on the connotations at all because it's a silly film with a bad title that has NOTHING to do with the ideology of Stigmata, but rather tries to put together a story that reflects the history of the "Gospel of ST. Thomas"...and laughably at that.
This movie is not scary, not worth watching, and really puts a damper on my October. Just avoid this one, it's terrible. Terrible I tell you! It's not even British and it's terrible! (Ziiing!)