Thursday, October 25, 2012

Movie: One Night with the King




 My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9

Genre: Life

Primary actors: Tiffany Dupont, Omar Shariff, Luke Gross

Length: Two hours

Based on: It’s not based on anything except the Biblical account of Esther…but I believe that the director, Tommy Tenney, later wrote a book based on the movie titled Hadassah: One Night with the King. 

Time period: Bible times

Year it came out: 2006 (and the book came out in ’05…meaning either could have been based on the other?)

My overall opinion: I really enjoyed this interesting movie! While I don’t think it was entirely accurate the Biblical story (which it should have been), it was a good re-telling/dramatization and I enjoyed it. I especially became excited when I discovered two doubles…one being John Rhys-Davies (aka Gimli in Lord of the Rings) as Mordechai, and the other John Noble (aka Denethor in LOTR) as a wicked Prince. The Denethor guy freaked me out for a while…he was SO familiar, and I was quite sure it was LOTR, but I couldn’t place it…IMDB is an awesome help. :)

So. Overall? Good movie. Good story. Worth watching. Oh, and it’s clean. I would whole-heartedly recommend it! 





8 comments:

Liz R said...

I really enjoyed this movie as well. Esther's costumes were gorgeous!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

My sister and I enjoy this film. Esther is one of our favorite Bible characters/books and we love the costumes and sweet story. They did an okay job with the story and God is still the focus of the film so that's good. I especially like the grandeur and richness of Persia that is shown, it's quite amazing.

Jemimah C. said...

What! Two LOTR characters in this film? Anyway, gotta watch this sometime too.

Charity U said...

Yes, Jemimah, two LOTR characters! All the more awesome. Do watch it! :)

Hamlette said...

I've been curious about this movie for a long time, as Esther is one of my favorite Bible people (I almost named my second daughter Esther, after her and the character in Ben-Hur). Glad to hear this is worth seeing, as before this I didn't know anyone who'd seen it, and I was afraid it might be awful. Thanks!

Charity U said...

Yes, Hamlette, it's a good movie! :)

The Mad Elvish Poet said...

That isn't Johnny Depp is it? I'm almost positive it can't be, and yet, it looks *so* much like him....
I think I'm going to have to be finding this at the library soon.

Charity U said...

Nope, no Johnny Depp. But yes -- watch this! :)