Mother Teresa
G
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +3

Editor's Note: This film is "Not Rated" by the MPAA. The "G" rating is an indication of the film's content only.

Often, when Hollywood attempts a project about a person of faith, the lead becomes the focus, relegating Christ to the sideline. We cant help but think of how great that individual was, because he or she is portrayed as so devout. Upon examination of the lives of true giants of the faith, however, it is quickly evident that all glory given them is lifted up to where it truly belongs. What makes this coverage of Mother Teresas life stand out is the fact that Jesus, though in proxy, is the main character. While this little nun from India was a lighthouse, Jesus is the light. Thats clear in this film. Though we see her determination and willingness to defeat every obstacle, there is a clarity of Gods power, love and involvement in each situation once she resolves to do His will.

The production values are a bit shaky, especially in the beginning, but soon the love of Christ and this womans openness to His leading overshadows production values, performances and all else. Make no mistake, Olivia Hussey who mesmerized moviegoers in 1968 at the age of 15 in Franco Zeffirellis version of Romeo and Juliet hits all the right chords; her performance is pitch perfect. But it is Mother Teresas faith and Gods response to that trust that is the films testament. The film, indeed, her life, is a reminder that we will face troubles, more so because we are His followers, but He walks beside us through each valley.

Though our goal should always be to seek things eternal, occasionally a person is brought into our world to remind us of that goal. Mother Teresa cared for the forgotten, the unwanted, the untouchables. The Holy Spirit told her to do that and she acted upon His command and guidance. Her life and this film about her life are testimonies to the power and wonder of our Creator.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: Fox Home Entertainment

Summary
Crude Language: None.
Obscene Language: None.
Profanity: None.
Violence: None.
Sexual Intercourse: None.
Nudity: None.
Homosexual Conduct: None.
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None.
Drug Abuse: None.
Other: None.
Running Time: 114 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults

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