The story comes through in both versions. There were a couple special effects I enjoyed. Talking through the cloud of heaven at earth didn't work for me. However when Todd and Julie are singing a duet, even though far apart, their hands are overlapped. This was very effective. I enjoyed Julie and Todd the most. I hadn't realized how whiny Jimmy was. "Isn't there a some one who will take me as I am, build me up not put me down, make me feel like I'm as good as another. This just comes off like a complainer.
This movie gives a view of what preexistence may have been like. However it is not doctrinal, nor meant to be. It does touch the heart of the LDS community and has done so for many years.