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The Encounter (I) (2010)

 |  Drama  |  3 May 2011 (USA)
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Five strangers with nothing in common are forced to come together at a remote roadside eatery because of a road closure. They place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems... See full summary »

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Drunken Father
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Five strangers with nothing in common are forced to come together at a remote roadside eatery because of a road closure. They place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems to know everything about them... and claims he is Jesus. Written by Viewer

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Bruce Marchiano, who played Jesus, previously played Jesus in the Visual Bible series of the Book of Matthew. See more »

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The signs on the wall advertise various kinds of soda for sale, though he only sells water, and as the film progresses, many kinds of candy appear on the counter, and the food moves around for each position of the camera. When looking at the young women, there is a pie before the tray of fruit, but when facing the older man, there is a tray of fruit but no pie to the left of it. See more »

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Hank: Hey, how did you know our names?
Jesus: I'm Jesus. I know everything. I know all of you. I've known you since before you were born. And I've got a plan for each of you, a perfect plan. All you have to do is believe in me.
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Great movie with an interesting twist on the reality of Jesus
1 July 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

First of all I find it unsettling that there are some who attack people's ratings of this movie because of a failure to meet a cinematic standard they want to see in a movie or others beliefs as Christians. We're suppose to rate the movie, not peoples ratings or their beliefs.

This is a low budget film, of course it's not going to be on the same level as a major Hollywood blockbuster. But what it lacks in that is made up in the content of the film. The actors chosen for this film are perfect for their roles.

What I enjoyed about The Encounter is the reality of Jesus who knows everybody and how he intervenes and reaches out even when they don't know he is there. The concept of meeting him at a diner I found to be brilliant, making him personable and real. It's put a fresh new perspective of him in my life and how simple it is to reach out back to him.

This is a different Christian movie than most others and really refreshing. It really showed the reality of the choices we are faced with and the consequences, both good and bad of those choices, and the constant battle between good and evil.

If you're a Christian, you'll love this movie, if you're not, it's definitely worth giving it a chance because believe it or not, this movie shows a real side of Jesus you won't find anywhere else. It succeeds in showing how real and approachable Jesus really is. There are much worse things you could waste your time watching.

I would have given it a 10 except that there were times the camera shook, like the camera man either moved the tripod or the shot was hand held. Even for a low budget film, camera shake is really not acceptable.


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