MARY MAGDALENE MOVIE (R) Joaquin Phoenix as Christ. Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene is one of the most transformative yet misunderstood women in history. Alternately vilified as a sinner and canonized as a saint. For the first time, the incredible story of Mary Magdalene is told through her own eyes. As the free-spirited Mary flees the marriage her family has arranged for her, she finds refuge and purpose in a radical new movement led by the charismatic, rabble-rousing preacher Jesus. The sole woman among the band of disciples, Mary defies the prejudices of a patriarchal society as she undergoes a profound spiritual awakening and finds herself at the center of an earth-shaking historical moment. Boldly challenges perceived wisdom. A moving and rapturous account of a woman who risked everything to follow her faith.