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The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)

Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Singleton
Hank (as Steve Strachan)
Reverend Case
Reverend Dunne
Brayden Bullen ...
Hank Jr.
Sam Dyer ...
Marian Case
Jacqueline Robbins ...
Mrs. Pratt (as Jackie Robbins)


Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.

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30 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Magic of Ordinary Days (#54.2)  »

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When the main characters are pulling into the barn dance, you can see a modern white mini-van sticking out from behind the barn. See more »


Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Great Hallmark Film
31 January 2005 | by (Woodbridge, Va) – See all my reviews

"The Magic of Ordinary Days" is like reading a good short story...it leaves a lot to the imagination! It is nice to see such a pure love in a movie. Keri Russel is absolutely gorgeous. Her acting... positively charming. Whoever did the costuming/makeup/hair is fantastic. Skeet Ulrich is perfect for his simple yet heartfelt character, Ray. You fall in love with him along with Lily. I also admire how Keri's character is extremely culturally relative. She treats everyone with respect and admiration. What a great role model! Also, the movie teaches an important life lesson. We do have to forgive ourselves for mistakes we've made. How else will we truly love ourselves and feel worthy of giving and receiving love? The title says it all! Aren't ordinary days the most magical? Being around the most genuine, caring people in our lives. I highly recommend curling up on the couch and watching this heartwarming and sentimental movie. 10/10

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