See this fun and moving Bible story (1 Samuel 16-18) as you've never seen it before -- through the eyes of Amelia (Lauren Faber), a shy, modern-day girl who has her own personal Goliath to ...
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After her family moves to the city, Chloe finds her new school to be a scary place where she doesn't fit in. When her father tells her the Bible story of Jonah, Chloe uses her imagination ... See full summary »
Dennis Agle Jr.
See this fun and moving Bible story (1 Samuel 16-18) as you've never seen it before -- through the eyes of Amelia (Lauren Faber), a shy, modern-day girl who has her own personal Goliath to face -- a performance in her school's choir concert. To help build Amelia's confidence, her choir teacher (Angela Winston) tells her the story of another young person called upon to do something big - a boy by the name of David. David and Goliath is the fun and moving story of the well-known Biblical figure, King David as he takes on the mighty Philistine, Goliath. David and Goliath is enjoyable for the whole family. Thurl Bailey, recording artist, popular public speaker, sports broadcaster, and former NBA star, takes on the role of Goliath in this exciting family adventure. David and Goliath also introduces Spencer Forsey as David, and features all new original music. David and Goliath is sure to be a favorite addition to your family's DVD library! Written by
[King Saul is smashing things and wants more]
Sire, that is the last of the plates!
The goblets, then!
All gone as well, sire.
The royal pots!
The last went on Friday.
Even the little ones with the floral patterns?
Even the little ones with the floral patterns.
Pity, I liked those.
[he goes back into this room, then bursts out again]
Aha! Fetch me those ridiculously-expensive porcelain figurines!
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David & Goliath maintains and even exceeds the high standards found throughout Lightstone's Liken series. It combines the whimsy and humor of Veggie Tales, the musical genius and great performances of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, and some very touching moments that will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye.
Kids will enjoy this movie (mine love it), but it is not really a kids' movie. The movie explores the contrast between the anguish of King Saul, who is no longer following God's commands, with young David, who is. The dynamic between these two is very well portrayed by Daniel Beck and Spencer Forsey. In addition we see the contrast between Goliath, who relies on physical strength and prowess, and David, who relies on God.
My wife and I love to listen to David and Saul's duet, and later David's bold song as he comes to challenge Goliath. But not all songs are serious. When David proposes that he be sent to fight Goliath, we get a real toe-tappin' dixieland jazz number "Give me just one chance to prove he's just a man."
Thurl Bailey makes a fantastic Goliath. His main musical number, "I am Goliath" is both dramatic and beautiful. You almost hate to see him go down when David fights him. But be prepared for an unexpected twist toward the end of the movie.
The story is told from the point of view of a kid's imagination, allowing fun gags like David encountering a modern orchestral harp before the harp size is corrected in the kid's mind. Even so, this movie keeps very well to the true history of King David's early years, deviating in only one or two minor ways.
Everything is handled completely tastefully, including the Philistines' challenge and David's battle with Goliath, so parents will feel completely comfortable with their kids enjoying this movie. Only you may have to stop them after the 50th viewing and suggest they watch something different this time...
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