The world can be divided into two camps: those who will watch Joshua reverently and gratefully, and those who will not touch it with a 10-foot pole. The reverent probably own Joseph F. Girzone's bestselling novel about a mysterious but friendly loner who shows up in a small American town and blesses every life he touches. Whites and blacks, Catholics, Protestants, and Jews will work side by side as newly recognized brethren; an estranged couple will resolve to save their marriage; the lonely and disconnected will embrace and be embraced by community; etc. The message--the healing power of Christ's love--is beyond reproach, the intentions of the filmmakers entirely benign, but there is not one whit of dramatic tension or narrative complication to any of it. The cast is stronger than usual in such religious projects (Tony Goldwyn, Oscar® winner F. Murray Abraham, Giancarlo Giannini as the Pope), but no one has a prayer with a script that posits the hero's Christhood on the fact that 12 people show up for his going-away dinner. --Richard T. Jameson
Based on the best-selling novel by Joseph Girzone that touched the lives of millions Joshua is an inspirational story about a stranger whose mysterious "supernatural" powers inspire a small town.When Joshua moves to the outskirts of Auburn he awakens the curiosity of the sleepy town. The locals aren't quite sure what to make of him. They don't know who he is or where he came from but no one can shake the feeling that they've known him for years. Known only by his first name his wisdom and compassion place him at the center of the town's attention. This attention intensifies as Joshua shatter prejudice and misconception and even seems to perform miracles. Despite this benevolence and selfless work in the community some remain suspicious. There are those who feat that no one in today's world would do something for nothing. Just what exactly is Joshua up to? In the end it is the answer to that question which is nearly as extraordinary as the discovery of that same transforming power in each of their own hearts. Tony Goldwyn Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham and Academy Award nominee Giancarlo Giannini star in this film complemented with a film score byiMichael W. Smith. Features: Full Screen Version 2.0Dolby Stereo Surround Joshua Behind-the-Scenes Joshua Trailer Joshua TV Spot Production Notes Cast and Crew Information Scene IndexSystem Requirements:li>Running Time:90 Min Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA Rating: G UPC: 012236130598 Manufacturer No: 71490
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