First of all getting four kids, two of which are boys in high school, to go to a movie that is not filled with action and killing is a big feat (that is another whole story in itself). Anyway with a little bribing and arm twisting we got them all there but it was not in vain.
The movie is a beautifully, artfully told story of the birth of Jesus.
The things I loved.
It was not a cheesy Christian film shot on a low budget.
The acting was wonderful by people I had never seen before so I was not struggling with thier political views or concerned with other less nobel movies that they had made. (ok, I admit that I am totally disconnected with most movies so I did not recognize Keisha Castle-Hughes Star Wars III and an interesting/controversial Price video.)
The scenery was breathtaking. It renewed my dream to get to the middle east to experience that place on my own.
The music was well done classy and pleasing. It just fit the movie perfectly!!!
I was deeply moved several times in the movie. So the movie was able to illict a repose from me and the audience.
The cast was all middle eastern so it made it more authentic. No blue eyed blond Mary.
The kids loved it. What else can I say!!!
The only negative thing about the movie was that the movie theater was not packed. So, I will do my part to tell everyone I know to get to the movie.
I highly recommend it. It is a must see for getting you in the right Christmas spirit even during this very busy season.