In Nazareth, teenager Mary is betrothed to the local carpenter, Joseph. Mary is visited by an angel and told that she will fulfill a prophecy and as a virgin give birth to God's son, the savior of the world. Mary's pregnancy brings her the scorn of the community and Joseph struggles to believe her seemingly outlandish story. Meanwhile, a census forces every man and his family to return to his place of birth. Joseph and Mary set out on a long and arduous journey to Bethlehem. This story is based on the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ.Written by
Mike Rich began writing the screenplay of the movie on 1 December 2005, exactly a year before its release. See more »
Horse riders have stirrups, which were invented many centuries later. See more »
Are you frightened?
Yes. A husband has been chosen for me. The law says I must remain pure for a year. How is he to believe this?
Stay with us, then. We will pray for guidance.
Elizabeth, why is it me God has asked? I am nothing.
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I liked this movie because of the humanity of the main two characters --- Joseph and Mary. One has to imagine what they might have been like, and this film does a nice version of it. One sees Joseph's difficulties and anguish and his love for Mary. One sees her courage and the growth of her love for Joseph. One sees the two of them unite in their love for each other and in the task/blessing they've been given. The Herod is an extremely well-done evil guy. The Magi are good as a trio --- whether funny, affectionate with each other, or serious and transformed. I was not bothered by their appearance along with the shepherds at the same time because one of the message's is "for the high and the low".
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