A beautiful but equally dangerous widow won't take "no" for an answer as she draws a dedicated family man into a world of passion, deceit and betrayal, threatening to destroy him in the ... See full summary »
Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Mary Ellen Trainor
Fact-based story based on crime boss Salavatore 'Sam' Giancana's daughter's autobiography. As titled, the story focuses on Antoniette Giancarlo's troubled relationship with her father and examines their life between 1935 to 1975.
In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.
Just like 89,000 other movies, this could have been better. The first half hour or so saw too much mushy gushy lovey dovey setup. Aside from that, the mystery of David Soul's character and all that was going on was good enough to keep my attention (I was never eagerly awaiting the end so that's definitely a plus for a movie of any kind.) Thankfully, none of it was really being given away as many movies like this tend to do. It was a little lighter than it could have been, though. To make it better it could have been a little deeper in the mystery, a tad more intrigue with a more involved twist and turn or two rather than one newly discovered fact after another without anything thrown inbetween. Oh well, what do you expect, it's a Made-For-TV movie. It's very difficult to find one of those to call very good but this one is surely better than many. Probably one of Susan Lucci's better pieces of work. Overall: a grade of "C+" - one thumb up.
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