HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

September 3, 2007
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Re: The Motion Picture, September Dawn

I would like to read a review of this movie. I believe the movie to be awesome with two thumbs and 5 fingers up. This historical novel is very accurate even though there are added characters such as the bishop.  But the description of the character of this mythical personage is representative of the beliefs and the attitudes of the day amongst the Mormon leaders. Then add to the novel a beautiful love story that punctuates the vitality of the disparities of religion and love in human relations.

The reviewers give a rating of D- as a political gesture to calm the ire of the Mormons against the filmmaker for revealing so my factual history in a year when a Mormon is a strong Republican presidential candidate.

Wells Behee


Editor's Note: The film (September Dawn) to which Mr. Behee refers, has received one of the lowest ratings on the Internet Movie Database (4.5/10) and is blasted by most users in their comments [Link].

Reviewer, Roger Ebert actually gave it zero stars [Link], however Variety's Justin Chang is more forgiving of the film [Link] equating it with the likes of Pearl Harbor and Titanic where a fictitious love story is implanted within a historical event where religious beliefs ran amuck.

We invite comments from readers who have seen the film.


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