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Emma Smith: My Story (2008)

Before her death, Emma reflects on her life; beginning with her childhood, up through her final years in Nauvoo. Based on the life of Emma Hale Smith.

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Gary Cook, T.C. Christensen (co-director)

Writer:

Gary Cook
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Cast

Credited cast:
Patricia Place Patricia Place ... Emma Smith Bidamon
Katherine Nelson Katherine Nelson ... Emma Hale Smith
Nathan Mitchell Nathan Mitchell ... Joseph Smith, Jr
Stephanie Breinholt Stephanie Breinholt ... Julia Murdock Smith (as Stephanie Foster Breinholt)
Tayva Patch Tayva Patch ... Lucy Mack Smith
Rick Macy ... Joseph Smith, Sr.
Dallyn Vail Bayles Dallyn Vail Bayles ... Hyrum Smith (as Dallyn Bayles)
Cheryl Kirby Cheryl Kirby ... Lydia Douglas
Kalvin Stringer Kalvin Stringer ... Charlie Bidamon
Bob Nelson Bob Nelson ... Isaac Hale
Rosanna Ungerman Rosanna Ungerman ... Elizabeth Hale
Duff Clawson Duff Clawson ... Martin Harris
Ryan Wood Ryan Wood ... Oliver Cowdery
Joy Gardner Joy Gardner ... Sophronia Smith
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Talon G. Ackerman Talon G. Ackerman ... Joseph III
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Before her death, Emma reflects on her life; beginning with her childhood, up through her final years in Nauvoo. Based on the life of Emma Hale Smith.

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The story of Emma Hale Smith as she reflects on her life.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief violence
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,959, 13 April 2008

Gross USA:

$881,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$881,787
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Color
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Humble Heart
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Excellent film
3 June 2008 | by diamondbruno9See all my reviews

This film was wonderfully done with a great soundtrack. Unlike past LDS historical films, where the focus is Joseph Smith or Bringham Young, this film is about Emma, her perspective, and how she saw things.

It's narrative/conversation that Emma is having later on in life with her daughter Julia Murdock Smith, about all of the events that surrounded her and Joseph-thru *her* perspective.

The film touches on all the controversial issues, and doesn't gloss over them.

Whether you are LDS or not, you will appreciate this film, it is touching, honest and both heart wrenching and heartwarming.

Go see it.

:)

David


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