It's a strange experience to watch this as someone who was raised in a very conservative, Evangelical Christian house. Every adaptation of the story of Jesus I was shown as a kid focused more on the Jesus-as-God part (perfect and without sin and confident and all-knowing) and almost never on the Jesus-as-human part. My tiny, Christian school took all of us eighth graders on a field trip to see THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST in theatres, but would have been…
Here's the thing: this movie is ABSURD. Let's start at the beginning.
-Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson (Nick and Elizabeth) meet on a cruise ship and get married after only a few days because common sense.
-It seems that Elizabeth moves from her hometown of London, England, to Napa, California to be with Nick. Sure, whatever, Napa is cool. Wine and stuff.
-They are married for an unspecified length of time and then have twin girls named Hallie and Annie…