The Work and the Glory Reviews
Been forever since I seen this though.
And the guy on the cover, who I'm only assuming is Jo Smith, looks just like George!! o.O !!
In fact it started a while ago, with a movie called "God's Army", made by Richard Dutcher...Who is presumed to be the "Steven Spielberg" of LDS films. The next film to follow is, again, a movie by Richard Dutcher called "Brigham City", a murder mystery set in a small Mormon town in Utah. Both were good LDS films. Brigham City, ranking the best...(In the Drama/non-comedy selection...The comedies are an entirely different thing that I'll get into once Halestorm or Excel can make a 10/10 comedy...)
A while ago, a movie called "Saints And Soldiers" pretty much smashed all other LDS films down, winning over about 15 film festival awards and winning audiences around the U.S.
"The Work And The Glory" falls behind all of the films I named, but is above most of the rest.
It is a story surronding historical events of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, shown through a ficticious family, the Steed's.
Overall the movie is good, with above par acting, a good cast, and a good written flow. It's based off the Novel by Gerald Lund.
Other than that there isn't much to say...It does capture the time period excellently, it shows some of the struggle's the Mormons had, and some of the things Joseph Smith and his Wife had to deal with...though, mind you, the movie isn't focused on Joseph Smith...Rather, the Steed family.
So yea it was good...I await the sequel(s)...and I hope that they can do better than this one...
I hope that others will ask themselves the same question that this movie so eliquently puts. The production quality of this movie is indeed above par for most other non-hollywood works, and offers a refreshing story free from the flair and dramatics that have become the norm with movies today. This is truely a movie that the entire family will enjoy. I personally give this movie a 10/10 simply because of the emotion factor that the aformentioned sector of movies is seriously lacking.