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Last Days in the Desert

Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Star Wars: Episode 1—The Phantom Menace) stars as Jesus in this "imagined" Bible chapter detailing Jesus' 40 days of fasting and praying out in the desert. Eventually he encounters a devilish doppelganger (also played by McGregor), a crazy beggar and an impoverished family whom he tries to help. Character and plot are kept to a minimum in this artsy, intellectual exercise. And like the equally speculative Last Temptation of Christ, it isn't likely to play well with the more devout Christian audiences. 98 minutes PG-13.