Thursday, November 18, 2010

Therese - A Movie Review

Therese: Original Motion Picture is a dvd that tells the true story of St. Therese of Lisieux, often known as the Little Flower. The DVD cover says: Therese - Ordinary Girl. Extraordinary soul. I agree!
St. Therese is my favorite saint. As a Catholic convert, it took me quite a while to warm up to the idea of having a relationship with saints. Therese is my first saintly friend!
I have read her book, Story of a Soul, about three times and still refer to certain sections of it from time to time. I was thrilled when I heard the movie was being made. I could not wait to see it but yet, I was praying it would not disappoint me.
It didn't.
The movie stayed faithful to St. Therese's book. The story of trying to get into a convent at a young age, her relationship with her father and her sisters, her discovery and practice of the Little Way - all stayed true to her Story of a Soul.
Her Christmas conversion story was included in the movie as well as her trip to speak to the pope to get permission to enter the Carmelite convent.
The acting was very good, especially the portrayals of Therese and her father. The production aspects of the movie were all well done. As you can see, I have no negative comments to make. And I have watched it twice!
Whether viewers know St Therese well, or they wish to learn more, they will find this movie not only enjoyable but a learning and inspirational experience. I highly recommend the movie and be sure to have your children watch with you! They will learn about this great saint who is also a Doctor of the Church.
Therese - Ordinary Girl. Extraordinary soul. I agree! 

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6 comments :

deodate said...

Thank you Colleen - will definately see the movie. What a special Saint she is...all about simple and innocent love. Thanks for the review.
Andie

karinann said...

This movie has been on my To Watch list. Thanks for the great review.
I love the story of her Christmas conversion.
Your post on St Rose appeared in my Google Reader but does not appear on your blog (I have seen this strange blogging phenomenon happen on blogger before:), but I loved her quote of If you have Jesus you have everything. No truer words have ever been spoken!It's a great post on a little known saint.
Hugs & Blessings!

Jean Wise said...

Thanks Colleen, I was not aware of this movie and will plan to watch it.

Colleen said...

Andie, i think you will love the movie!

Karinann, I love that quote too! (I am looking into fixing that blog post situation.)I did not know know anything about her at all. I am glad I looked her up!
Hugs and blessings! :)

Jean, like I said to Andie, I think you will like it. Very well done. God bless!

Mary333 said...

Sometimes I am disappointed by movies about the saints but this one sounds promising. Thanks for the review, Colleen :)
You did a post on St. Rose of Lima?

Colleen said...

Mary, I wrote about St Rose Philippine Duchesne. Have you heard of her?