I checked out the link and read the user reviews. It seems that not even amazon is safe from Evangelical Christian subjectivity and Anti-Catholicism.
0 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Cute, but completely missed the mark.... March 8, 2006
3/5 stars. Reviewer: Irish Apologist
I read the book first and just finished watching this film and was left with the same feeling of "Awwwwwww how cute." that I had after reading the book.
As a work of fiction this was a rather simple (and somewhat entertaining) story, shallow characters, and did not have the "wow-factor" that I'm sure the author/director wished.
NOW.......On to the completely flawed theology behind the book/movie. We are presented with a very banal portrayal of Jesus (typical of alot of Protestant films.) He is smug, condescending, and there were several anti-Catholic undertones in the dialogue that a non-Catholic would not read into.
Writing this review I have just realized that the many points I could make about flawed theology would require me to write a Catholic response to this film/book and I believe I will do that. Never the less the many questions that Nikki asks and the answers that Jesus gives are a series of straw men and protestant heresies that have been proposed since the time of the Revolt. This runs the gambit from Sola Fide, to Faith AND Works (the explanation that included Mother Theresa was terrible)
As someone who truly loves my Lord and Savior, and has a deeply personal relationship with Him, I find that although mildly entertaining this book/movie does not do Our Lord Justice....
So, to any Catholics that may want to read the book or watch the movie; go ahead...it's cute and fuzzy but you will not hear sound doctrine, merely standard protestant themes and bad theology.......
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Perfect, March 2, 2006
5/5 stars. Reviewer: Hector E. Aybar "heapr" (Minnesota,USA)
The only word I have to rate this movie is PERFECT.
Buy this movie and share it with all you can.