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Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)

PG | | Drama | 1 December 2006 (USA)
This Christmas will change the Austin family forever. With a successful career in the wine business, two amazing children and having married his highschool sweetheart Suzie Maxwell, Andrew ... See full summary »

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Andrew May ...
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Suzie Maxwell Austin
Helen Welch ...
Rachel Henderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andras Antal ...
Priest in flashback (as Fr. Andras Antal)
Debbie Banyasz ...
Patricia Stephens
Maggie Blazunas ...
Karen's Party Friend
Sarah Christie ...
Kelly
Nicole Deanna ...
Amy (as Nicole DeAnna)
Jodi Dominick ...
Sandy, Secretary to Andrew
Lauren Dowden ...
Karen
Tracie Field ...
Tootsie
Casey Forbes ...
Winery Foreman
Robert Hawkes ...
Col. Pickerling
Meghan Kelly ...
Snow girl
Laura Klaehn ...
Check-Out Clerk
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This Christmas will change the Austin family forever. With a successful career in the wine business, two amazing children and having married his highschool sweetheart Suzie Maxwell, Andrew Austin has everything. But life and a past secret quickly bring change and in an instant, life no longer has the order and gentleness it once held. Suzie falls extremly ill and as Andrew struggles to find answers, his children Chris and Mary quietly search for their own. Facing a hectic holiday season, Andrew and family retreat to their summer home on Lake Erie to celebrate their last Christmas in peace. Away from the demands of the city, their world opens up to a moment in time they will never experience again as their small lakeside community quickly brings them its own wonderments. Written by Wm. Laufer

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A film about faith, love and the human spirit

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Rated PG for thematic issues and brief mild language
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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Helen Welch, who plays the part of Rachel, is the singing voice for Jacqueline "Jack" Hourigan who plays the role of Suzie - Hourigan does a perfect lip sync rendition of two songs which were also written by Helen Welch and her late song writing partner Tim Freebairn. See more »

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When It Mattered Most to Me
Written by Helen Welch and Tim Freebairn
Performed by Jack Hourigan and Helen Welch
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5 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a good, heart to heart, Christmas Movie - go see it with a friend. The movie starts out a little slow for my taste but it develops the characters pretty well and you get a feeling of strong family and community. The main character is a bit of a snobby guy and unrealistic in his expectations. But overall the movie is much better than expected.

This movie was shot on Hi-Def Sony equipment and is being distributed digitally. It is worth seeing how a small-budget independent film can have the look and feel of a Hollywood big-budget film - the film is attractive visually and the sound great when viewed in a digital, surround sound theater.

I believe when compared to all movies the rank is 5/6 but for a family Christmas Movie it is a 7.5 to 8.


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