Before her death, Emma reflects on her life; beginning with her childhood, up through her final years in Nauvoo. Based on the life of Emma Hale Smith.

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Katherine Nelson ...
Nathan Mitchell ...
Stephanie Breinholt ...
Julia Murdock Smith (as Stephanie Foster Breinholt)
Tayva Patch ...
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Dallyn Vail Bayles ...
Hyrum Smith (as Dallyn Bayles)
Cheryl Kirby ...
Lydia Douglas
Kalvin Stringer ...
Charlie Bidamon
Bob Nelson ...
Isaac Hale
Rosanna Ungerman ...
Elizabeth Hale
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Duff Clawson ...
Martin Harris
Ryan Wood ...
Joy Gardner ...
Sophronia Smith
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Before her death, Emma reflects on her life; beginning with her childhood, up through her final years in Nauvoo. Based on the life of Emma Hale Smith.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief violence
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I didn't think I'd like it, but I loved it!
23 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wasn't planning on seeing this movie, because I haven't always been impressed with the movies about LDS subjects put out by others besides the LDS church. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the entire movie. It was done in such a way that it kept one's interest, and also showed the depth of feeling that Emma must have had in her life with Joseph Smith. I thought it revealed the anguish that she felt in his suffering and her compassion for Joseph and their children. It also showed the happiness and intimacy they shared as a married couple. It touched on all the important issues that would have affected Emma. I thought the polygamy issue was handled well, in that not a lot is known about what went on at the time, and many of the stories that have been told about Joseph and polygamy are untrue or exaggerated. In the movie, Emma did say that it was the hardest thing they had to deal with, and I imagine it was. I'm not sure anymore could be truthfully portrayed, considering the controversial nature of the subject. I loved the musical score -- especially how the old hymns were scored. The cinematography was professional. As a woman, I thought the movie an appropriate portrayal of a wife, daughter, mother, and woman of faith.


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