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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.


Chantelle Squires
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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 ... 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


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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Visually beautiful, but not a lot happened
26 May 2020 | by bigsis_jeSee all my reviews

Visually, this is exactly the kind of movie I like to watch: American-made, historical, close-up details of the way people lived and dressed. However, story-wise, I was expecting a lot more. I didn't know this history of the LDS church before I watched it, so that might not have helped my opinion. But really nothing actually happened in this movie; no great progress was made; it was hard to tell what the main conflict/storyline was. And the ONE detail that MOST distracted me throughout the ENTIRE movie was that Emma was wearing so much makeup! At this time in history, women of good reputation did not wear makeup; so it was super distracting from the movie's attempt at historical accuracy to see a woman with really bronze blush and dark lipstick visibly caked on her face.

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12 October 2018 (Canada) See more »

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »


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$84,512, 14 October 2018

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