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Still shot from the movie: One Night With The King.

One Night With The King

Is the course of a person's life governed by chance or destiny? That is the question poised in this embellished recounting of the Biblical story of Esther. Despite ample artistic license, some mild sensuality and moderate violence, One Night With The King still conveys much of the faith and courage for which this historic heroine is remembered. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 12 Oct 2006
Video Release: 29 Jan 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Why does Mordecia suggest to Esther that she may have been born "for such a time as this?" Do you believe people have a mission to fulfill, or a greater purpose to accomplish during their lives?

Prince Memucan asks King Xerxes why he "thirsts for war" when he can "drink so deeply of peace?" What is it that tempts the monarch to go to battle? Are there ever times when your thirst for something comes at the expense of drinking deeply of what you already have?

You can find the full account of Esther in the Bible. To learn more about the Jewish holiday of Purim, check out this site: http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday9.htm

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