In 1999 movie Jesus, was it difficult for Jesus to follow His fathers plan for his life? 

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Jesus is depicted as following in Joseph’s footsteps until Joseph dies in the 1999 movie Jesus.

Joseph was a carpenter and raised his adopted son to follow in this craft.  Times were tough in Galilee in the film and there was tension and economic turmoil.  Joseph and Jesus were having trouble finding work.  There is a scene in the movie where Mary Magdalene asks Jesus if he was talented.

Mary Magdalene: Were you a good carpenter?

Jesus: It's a good thing I started preaching. (imdb)

Essentially, the film depicts Jesus as going along with his adoptive father’s profession until he could take up his true calling.  Once Joseph died, Mary reminded Jesus of the circumstances of his birth and of the truth that his father was God.  Jesus decides to take up his true calling.

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