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A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 24 November 2007
Bert is an old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer, who's retired from showbiz and estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, Becca. Bert, about to sell his house and move into a ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack Fast (as Quinn Redeker)
Ashley Gee (as Justine Rose Dorsey)
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Bert is an old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer, who's retired from showbiz and estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, Becca. Bert, about to sell his house and move into a retirement home, suddenly finds himself caring for Becca when her mom is hospitalized - and the bond between the two of them grows (Bert takes Becca to school everyday; she meets his old show-biz friends). Written by Anonymous

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Bert & Becca  »

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In the scene where Becca has on a pink vest, when she is talking to Bert her hair is clearly messy, the next scene at school it is neatly braided in two braids. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Written By: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Stephen Lang
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A Christmas story with a different twist
29 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Hallmark film has a plot with a different twist. The usual fare of modern movies about Christmas and the holidays is either mostly comedy or is heavily romance laden. Nothing's wrong with either of those, if the films are good (maybe half are, but there have been some very bad films made as well for the holiday season). "A Grandpa for Christmas" stands out for its different plot. Much of the enjoyment of the film is in the unraveling of the title, so I won't spoil that for viewers who have not seen but may want to watch this movie.

All the production values are very good. The cast is wonderful. Ernest Borgnine as Bert O'Riley shows some of the talent that earned him an Oscar, other awards and many nominations over the years. The supporting cast includes some well-known names from movies and TV – Katherine Helmond, Richard Libertini, and Jamie Farr. It's also a look at a young actress in her first major role. Juliette Goglia plays Becca O'Riley, granddaughter of Borgnine. She shows some of her natural talent as a singer and songwriter. She has a beautiful singing voice.

This is a warm, endearing movie about family, hardships on children, mistrust, sacrifice, dishonesty and truth. With many broken homes these days, this film might bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of some. Otherwise, it's a good movie for families and people of all ages – young and old.

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