I’m seeing promos on cable TV for this new movie, “The Young Messiah.”
Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
It has all the makings of a Mel Brooks road-trip comedy: “Hey, Joseph, would it kill you to ask for directions? Moses thought he could lead the people out of Egypt and it took forever!” Later they meet up with a hitchhiking Mary Magdalene who causes Mom and Dad no end of worry about what kind of influence she might have on their kid while they’re riding together in the back seat.
If this is a hit, then there will have to be sequels, including “Hanging Out on Easter Weekend,” and “Rise and Shine!”