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Angel in the Family (2004)

An ailing widowed father and his two estranged daughters experience a miracle when their late matriarch returns to spend Christmas with them.

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Lorraine
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Buddy
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Sarah
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Alex
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David
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Joe
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Howie
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The Client
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Frankie
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Sarah Bishop and her estranged sister Beth are reunited after their father Buddy suffers a mild stroke. Buddy, who's never accepted the loss of his wife Lorraine, wants only one thing-to return home for Christmas. With sweet memories of a life gone by, Sarah makes an impossible wish that her mother could be there, too. By morning, it is as if a winter prayer has been answered. Bearing a message of hope, healing, and everlasting love, a miracle has arrived... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Some scenes were filmed at the old Hearld Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles, purported to be haunted. A crew member was walking up the stairs to the 2nd floor and the book in her back pocket was removed and thrown down the stairs - no one was with her at the time. Another crew member reported a door that would open an close by itself on the 4th floor. See more »

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Very warming movie with excellent values
17 September 2005 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

The story basically is about a widower father and his two daughters who often had disputes. The father got really ill near Christmas, so he and his two daughters spent the Christmas in their old family home.

By some miracle, their mother who passed away several years previous suddenly came back to help straighten things out.

I suppose that this is a fantasy that everyone who lost a loved one has, and this movie was a nice exploration of what could happen in such a case.

Aside from that, this movie has excellent moral values and is perfect for the whole family. Subtly but surely, this movie illustrates mainstream Judeo-Christian values. It successfully showed us the problems of addictions, abortion, fornication and obsessions without showing us the ugly side of humanity -- an extremely unusual feat.

Those who do not like being preached to would likewise enjoy this movie, as even though it is a movie of morality, it does not try to indoctrinate or preach.

This is the perfect movie.


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