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Mary And Joe
What if we were still waiting for Christmas?
Parental Warning: This film contains strong language not suitable for children. It may also be offensive to others. Use discretion.
What if Jesus were born in the year 2007 to a young Jewish couple in New York City, instead of Bethlehem two millennia ago? Mary is an 18-year-old high school senior, and Joe, her fiancé, is 23, working hard to get Techweb established as an Internet consulting firm. Would anyone believe Mary and Joe's claim to abstinence? What kind of advice would they receive from family, friends, neighbors, and folks at the corner deli?
Spurning her mother's insistence that she “take care of it,” Mary is thrown out of the house, rejected by Joe, and expelled from school as she grows larger with child. Her family doctor is baffled; his examination reveals her story to be true! Mary goes to live with her beautician cousin in a crowded apartment, and begins to lose heart. But a sassy Hispanic angel in a Mets cap and jacket wrestles Joe in an alleyway and makes him listen to the divine message of the miraculous, "Fear Not." The couple is reunited and together face a hostile and unbelieving world.
Mary And Joe makes the traditional Christmas story impossible to ignore. Instead of putting the holy couple’s story back in antiquity, at a sort of a Hallmark-card safe distance, Mary And Joe asks: What if we were still waiting for Christmas?
By imagining what would happen if such a miracle were to occur in our day, to two young New Yorkers in this case, the Christmas story becomes provocative and inescapable. We must decide--is this for real? Could this story be true?
It’s a great concept, with unusual twists and turns, and a feel-good ending that promises to make this a perennial holiday classic--move over, It’s a Wonderful Life!
People of all ages and backgrounds are drawn to the character of Mary--probably the most famous woman who ever lived. You’ll find it’s impossible to watch even the first five minutes of this picture without being drawn right in--you have to know what happens next!
Starring Erin Bridges and Braden Moran, with Shirley Tannenbaum, Linda Levine, Jim Kisicki, Tony McKay, and Don Wadsworth, Mary And Joe was directed by John R. Hamilton, and is rated PG.
Chock full of ethnic flavor, whimsy, doubt, faith, joy and wonder, Mary And Joe is a delightful surprise, as the old story is brought into the present with startling freshness and power.
Mary And Joe Details:
Mary And Joe - DVD – Richard and Linda D, 12/02/2011
Mary and Joe, starring a cast of unknown actors and actresses, is a wonderful, and highly fanciful, retelling of the birth of Jesus; in a contemporary, New York, Jewish setting. Mary, like most women, always sees the positive side of situations; which inspires Joe to fulfill his role in Jesus’ miraculous birth. Please make sure you see this DVD, as you will love every minute of it. Enjoy!
Mary And Joe - DVD – Olga S, 12/20/2009
This was a Terrible movie. If I wasn't a Christian I would not have understood the dialoge of the movie. Sometimes I became confused with the jewish symbolism. This movie could have more closely followed the bible form of the Messiah with the presence of a today society. The acting was really bad as well.
Mary And Joe - DVD – Kimberly R, 08/19/2009
This is an incredible re-telling of a familar story. This movie asks the question "what if we were still waiting for the messiah?" In this movie..Our adorable couple Mary and Joe (who are totally devoted to "waiting for marriage") find themselves in the most amazing storyline. God has heard the prayers of His people and has sent "the Messiah" to a young NY woman from the house of David. She must somehow tell the man she loves that God has told her - she is pregnant with the Messiah.
From the first minute you can not help but love "Mary and Joe". Mary is so fresh, young, full of life... Joe is so in love with her.. The casting of the two lovebirds is what makes this film so great and the story is so powerful. It makes you consider - how did the real "Mary and Joe" feel going thought everything leading up to that awesome night.
More than anything this movie really makes you think.. which is what I consider the earmark of a great film.
Mary And Joe - DVD – Samuel R M, 02/06/2009
I was not impressed with this movie, and I could not possible recomend it to anybody. I guess it makes it obvious why God chose when He did to have Jesus born.
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