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Jane and Emma (2018)

PG | | Drama | 12 October 2018 (Canada)
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In 1844, after travelling hundreds of miles on foot, a black woman finds friendship with the wife of the founder of the Mormon Church.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Deadwyler ... Jane Manning
Emily Goss ... Emma Smith
Brad Schmidt ... Joseph Smith
K. Danor Gerald ... Isaac James
Clotile Yanna ... Angeline Manning (as Clotile Bonner)
Ann Bosler Ann Bosler ... Sister Littlewood
Gabe Casdorph ... Nathaniel
Aristide Gatereste Aristide Gatereste ... Peter
Madison Hall ... Emily
Rachel Woodward Hansen Rachel Woodward Hansen ... Maria
Anna Lori Krebs Anna Lori Krebs ... Sarah
Daniel McLeod ... William Clayton
Mary Neville ... Eliza
Marcus Olsen Marcus Olsen ... Fred
David Stevens David Stevens ... Stranger
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Two women. One white. The other black. Society mandated they be enemies. The gospel of Jesus Christ required they be friends. On the eve of the death of Joseph Smith, his widow, Emma, is on the brink of destruction. In order to stand with her friend in her darkest hour, one woman, Jane Manning, will need to hear the voice of God once more. Can she hear His voice again? And if so, can she find the strength to abide it? Written by Excel Entertainment Group

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All are alike under God

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Rated PG for some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Not quite what I was expecting
26 October 2019 | by cmeyer38See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to a story about Jane and Emma's friendship. What I was NOT expecting was for it to be told against the background of the immediate day after Joseph's death. What a depressing time that was for a *all* the Saints, not just Emma and immediate family and friends. This made the overall tone of the movie rather dark when I was looking for something more uplifting. That being said, it was a good movie and the acting was good. Had I been able to watch it first in the theater or on Netflix, I probably would not have bought it. Since the only way for me to see this movie was to buy it sight unseen, I did. It will probably be a long time before I watch it again.


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12 October 2018 (Canada) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$84,512, 14 October 2018

Gross USA:

$380,030

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$380,030
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