The Magadalene Sisters is a sad, terrible tale based on facts. Irish girls and young women assumed to be “sinners” because they were raped, sexually active or even suspected of being so, were sent to work in laundries run by nuns and the Irish government. These laundries were in existence until the 1990’s when the last one was closed.
The film does not show even one sympathetic nun – and this is too bad because there had to have been at least one. But this is two-hour story-telling, so we do not see anything redeeming about the situation except the courage of a few girls to escape and make lives of their own. You can “google.com” this topic or even Magdalenes and find out more information.
(Please note that this writer does not assume these victims to be “sinners” – this was the what the Irish government, Irish Catholic Church and even the girls’ families believed them to be….)