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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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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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When Becca finds the iPod from Bert he is very pleasantly surprised when she calls him Grandpa and not Bert, however it wasn't the first time, she called him Grandpa at the audition when he was whooping and clapping. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written By: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Stephen Lang
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Ernest Borgnine Plays against Type and Succeeds
1 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE FILM. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM HONEST!

Bert (Ernest Borgnine) is a retired Hollywood actor who has been estranged from his only daughter Marie (Tracy Nelson) for many years. When she ends up in the hospital following a car accident, Social Services places her 10-year-old daughter, Becca (Juliette Goglia), with the grandfather she has never met. The generation gap is apparent as Bert and Becca try to adjust to their new lives together.

The film feel very authentic. I love how Ernest house looks on the inside and out. It looks like a home you would see in the San Fernando Valley. The cast of supporting players is 1st rate.

Now this film is ABOVE THE AVERAGE HALLMARK FILM. When this comes on watch it. You won't be disappointed. Ernest Borgnine is terrific. He plays against his persona. He plays someone very vulnerable who you just can't help loving.


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