Mary Mother of Jesus
Mary Mother of Jesus (TV 1999)
PG-13 / 88 min
Director: Kevin Connor
Writer: Albert Ross
Stars: Christian Bale, Pernilla August and Melinda Kinnaman
In Mary the Mother of Jesus, she is portrayed as a woman who has no gentle spirit.
She is very much like a modern-day, self righteous, but trying to do right type of person, not a good portrayal.
It may be geared toward Catholics as it portrays Mary as the ONE behind everything Jesus becomes, this is confirmed by the statement Joseph makes at the time of his death.
"Everything he is, you've made",
That's exactly the story line, we find Mary being the one who teaches Jesus everything he will later teach the people, this became his plan right before he goes into the desert to pray.
She encourages him to get baptized, at which point she gets baptized as well, and on and on she continues to guide and lead him into his purpose. And just like any modern child so often does, he seems lost.
And all of this without mentioning the fact that she is bossy and even gets warned before Joseph does of the danger Herod had inflicted on them. Not accurate at all.
Anyway, I was barely able to sit through it.
To summarize, the last scene says it all, when the disciples came to her after Jesus had been risen to ask for guidance.
"our work has just begun", we must preach what he preached and live how he lived.
I guess that's how some people see Mary, as a greater "saint" than Jesus.