Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999) Rated PG-13

The telling of Mary’s life before conception, during pregnancy, and the birth of Jesus. Starring Christian Bale, Pernilla August, and Melinda Kinnaman.

This film is one that doesn’t include historically accurate storytelling. There is a lot that they take out of context. The writing, acting, and directing doesn’t help the story along. The acting is mechanical and wooden. Then you have them pushing a feminist Mary. Mary tells Jesus the stories and parables that Jesus then would use as his teachings. The film is an hour and a half long, and during that time, they try to cover Mary’s life from before conception, all the way to Jesus’ death. Thus, it’s more of a Cliff’s Notes version of their lives, which doesn’t give us much. This film does not follow the Biblical interpretation of their lives and is not worth a watch.

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