Reviewed by: L.C.
|Featuring:||voices of Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Steven Weber, Jodi Benson, Maureen McGovern, James Eckhouse, Judith Light, Richard Herd, David Campbell|
|Director:||Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez|
My family really liked this movie. Although the visual effects were not as outstanding as in “The Prince of Egypt”, the storyline does stay closer to the biblical version
Potential objectionable elements were minor. The only questionable scene was when Joseph is having a feast/party for his brothers, some women with alluring dress come dancing down to serve the food.
In interpreting dreams, Joseph does give praise to God one time for his ability (“Not me, your excellency; my explanation comes from God”).
The music was enjoyable, especially the song “You Know Better Than I” which addresses God’s loving omniscience and knowing what’s best for us. I was especially touched by the prison scene when Joseph accepts God’s will for his life. The song “You’ve got to pick whatever grows at your feet” is another positive message encouraging us to make the most of every situation.
“Joseph” was impressive, and I am thankful for another great Christian movie from Dreamworks! Someone is finally making movies that we don’t have to be “afraid” to show the children! This movie and “Prince of Egypt” are also good resources to begin a family Bible study. We discuss the movie and then read the story from the Bible and compare the differences in the movie and the biblical story. I highly recommend “Joseph” for family viewing.