Couple of thoughts:
- The Vatican? I wonder if that's a first.
- This seems like a complete departure for the director of Thirteen and Lords of Dogtown. A 180 kickflip.
- The movie stars Keisha Castle-Hughes, the girl who was in Whale Rider, who in real life is now pregnant, sans marriage (and she's only 16). Mary got pregnant out of wedlock, too, although I'm sure in a different fashion.
- Mike began writing the screenplay of the movie on 1 December 2005, exactly a year before its release. That short amount of time from first word to premiere must be a record.