MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,502 this week

Wesley (2009)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  2009 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 1 user

The year is 1732. John Wesley, an irritatingly self-righteous instructor at Oxford is offered the chance to go to the new colony of Georgia, where he hopes to preach to the Indians. During ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 26 Dec 2010
 
a list of 33 titles
created 11 Jun 2011
 
a list of 8 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 92 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Wesley" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wesley (2009)

Wesley (2009) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wesley.
3 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A multi-narrative drama that navigates through the different lives of one city's residents, each of whom is connected to the same local homicide investigation. This ensemble cast of ... See full summary »

Director: John Schwert
Stars: Burgess Jenkins, Tiffany Montgomery, Andrea Powell
Drama

A father's journey to help his blind and wheel-chair bound son to overcome impossible odds and allow the world to see his God-given potential.

Director: Zach Meiners
Stars: Burgess Jenkins, Jimmy Bellinger, Jama Williamson
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Edward L. Plumb
Stars: Erica H. Haupert, Ronn Moss, Molly Murphy
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A small town infestation of crawling alien foreheads that begin attaching to people and taking them over collides with a scientist's experiments to extract foreheadazine and things go horribly horribly wrong.

Director: Larry Blamire
Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Susan McConnell, Fay Masterson
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bunnell
Stars: Will Keenan, Creed Bratton, De Anna Joy Brooks
Zombie Hamlet (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Desperate filmmaker Osric Taylor dreams of making his civil war Hamlet but when production funding dries up, he agrees to take southern matron Hester Beauchamps offer to fund the film if he... See full summary »

Director: John Murlowski
Stars: John Amos, A.J. Buckley, K.C. Clyde
The Shunning (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.

Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Sherry Stringfield, Bill Oberst Jr.
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Keith Garner visits historical locations, elegant chapels and bustling city centres as he discovers the impact of the work of John Wesley, 200 years after his death.

Director: Richard Attieh
Stars: Keith Garner, Claire Potter, Ralph Waller
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others.

Director: Brian Baugh
Stars: Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg, Joshua Weigel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Everything can change in an instant...and take a lifetime to unravel. Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships by extending and receiving God's grace. Offer The Grace Card, and never underestimate the power of God's love.

Director: David G. Evans
Stars: Michael Joiner, Michael Higgenbottom, Louis Gossett Jr.
The Trial (2010)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Wheeler
Stars: Robert Forster, Matthew Modine, Randy Wayne
Hero I (2014)
Drama

This story is about a absent father that returns home and tries to rebuild a relationship with his son. He forms a new baseball league designed to involve both fathers and sons in the game.... See full summary »

Director: Manny Edwards
Stars: Burgess Jenkins, Mark Joy, Gregory Alan Williams
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lloyd Arneach ...
Tomochichi
...
Footman
Tom Barker ...
Herr Toltschig (as Thomas Barker)
Leanne Bernard ...
Grace Murray
Randy Bernard ...
Furniss
...
Father
Peter Bost ...
Dick Baker
Mark Boynton ...
Oglethorpe
Kelli Coffman ...
Drunk Woman
Ray Collins ...
Angry Bishop
Eric Cover ...
William Seward
...
Rector
Alex Dillard ...
Singing drunk
Edit

Storyline

The year is 1732. John Wesley, an irritatingly self-righteous instructor at Oxford is offered the chance to go to the new colony of Georgia, where he hopes to preach to the Indians. During the voyage, the ship encounters a violent storm; overwhelmed with the fear of death, Wesley begins to doubt the validity of his faith In Georgia, Wesley's plans are waylaid: he is not able to do much preaching among the native tribes, and falls in love with Sophy Hopkey, the beautiful niece of the local magistrate. When the star-crossed romance fails to produce a proposal from the angst-ridden young minister, Sophy marries another; bitterness explodes between the two until one day Wesley publicly refuses to serve Holy Communion to Sophy. He is arrested for defamation of character - and is to be tried by Sophy's uncle! There will be no fair trial here. Escaping from Savannah, he returns to England in failure and shame. Back in London, he meets a Moravian missionary, Peter Boehler, who counsels the ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Heart Transformed ... Can Change the World

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2009 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The winners of the 31st Annual Telly┬« Awards have been announced, and Wesley received awards in several categories: SILVER in the category of Religion & Spirituality BRONZE in the category of History & Biography BRONZE in the area of CGI/Visual Effects BRONZE in the area of Lighting This Award program is not listed on the "temporarily closed" IMDB Events list. See more »

Goofs

Charles Wesley sings "And Can it Be" to the tune Sagina, written by Thomas Campbell (1800-1876). Charles Wesley died in 1788. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
great religious biography
10 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Disclaimers first - I am a United Methodist minister and so I am biased by my love for Wesley as our denomination's founder. Nonetheless, I am also a movie fanatic and so when I had a chance to see a nearly complete version of this film back in October, I was very excited, but also somewhat apprehensive.

My distaste of religious films has always been great ever since i saw A thief in the Night back in the 1980s and Left Behind in more recent years. Wesley however, has broken that chain of crap for me.

It was a very well done movie. It was beautifully filmed and the acting is excellent (with the exception of a few small potatoes supporting actors). The actors who play John and Charles have a great chemistry together, and John and Sophey Hopkey's scenes together are wonderful as well. The director did a great job portraying their sexual chemistry, while remaining true to Wesley's own diaries and journals. He does not embellish the story so far as i can tell, and keeps the action moving along well until the last 20 minutes or so.

It is after Wesley's return to England and his "conversion" that the movie drags. Until that point, the movie moves fluidly. Back in England though, it stumbles under its own desire to be historically accurate and give the whole story. There are just a few too many scenes of Wesley's preaching "successes" and his organizational meetings.

The film succeeds on many levels - accurately portraying Wesley's willingness to talk with persons of all backgrounds in order to learn from their faith journeys, it accurately portrays Wesley's ocd and his struggles with adapting to his setting, and finally, it accurately portrays his struggles with the powers that be in the Church of England. Where it falters is trying to tell too much of Wesley's story in the first year after his conversion. The director would have been better served by focusing on John's first exposure to slavery and his lifelong opposition to the practice.

Finally, and for many viewers, the most important part is this: the film does not hesitate in proclaiming the Christian gospel. It is true to Wesley's passion to save souls and it offers a moving portrait of his love for God and the church. Well worth your time.


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Looking forward to it DinaBee
Need My Name Changed On Here! Vertigo-27
had a great time) doflow10
Great Film dbrewin
Health warning: Not for the UK Market armstrongd_uk
Discuss Wesley (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?