My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9
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!