When a modern-day girl faces a big challenge in her life, her mother teaches her about the power of fasting by sharing the story of a heroine from the Bible. Your whole family will enjoy this musical journey into Amelia's imagination as she brings to life the amazing story of Esther, an orphan raised by a relative named Mordecai, as she is chose from all the maidens in the land to become queen. While this is where most fairy tales end, it's just the beginning of the true story of Esther, who must risk her life to save her people from a treacherous plan of the charmingly wicked prince Haman. Featuring all new original music by Aaron Edson, this is a story that will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart. Written by
A well-paced movie and touching tale of Esther's devotion
Amidst the wars, pageantry, violence and mayhem, not to mention palace intrigues, is a touching story of Esther's growing love for the king, played by Richard Egan, one handsome fellow, I must admit. In many of the quieter scenes the lovely music adds much to the atmosphere, evoking gentler moods and feelings. As well, I've always admired Denis O'Dea whatever role he played, and here as the steadfast Mordecai he gives a fine performance as usual. I like the sincerity of the actors, and an innocent portrayal of Esther by Joan Collins is so refreshing. The pace of the story is steady throughout so that one doesn't feel slowed down. Most action episodes are fierce enough for me, thank you, as some violence is inevitable in movies such as this. All in all it's a good movie that I personally cherish.
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