Last week I preached on the call of Jeremiah the prophet (Jeremiah 1:4-10). On Tuesday morning a friend loaned me a set of Bible-based movies. Wednesday night my wife and I watched Jeremiah and really enjoyed it. Afterwards we both went immediately to our Bibles and looked up passages that were portrayed in the movie.
I won't say that this movie is perfectly accurate, but I will say that it is good historical fiction that helps paint a picture of what kind of struggles the young prophet might have faced, and also helps the viewer understand the historical setting of the life and times of Jeremiah the prophet. Although I couldn't find anything on the web saying that Patrick Dempsey who played Jeremiah is a Christian (or a Jew for that matter), I thought he did a terrific job in this role. Its a long way from Can't Buy Me Love, which was one of my favorite movies when I was in Jr. High.