Necessity is the mother of invention. In the weeks leading up to Christmas 1977, Maryanne Kinkade has fallen behind in her mortgage payments and is about to lose her small house in Placerville, a town in California's gold country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Her son Thom, who attends art school and is in his 20s, determines to make the transition from amateur to professional painter to help save the family's home. He seeks advice from an aging mentor. Written by
Love is the brightest light of all.
Did You Know?
In the scene where Thomas (Jared padalecki) is crying, Peter O'Toole had to reel him in after the take because Jared couldn't stop crying. He told him, "stop that. These are Thomas's tears, not Jared's." See more
Though set in 1977, in the bar scenes there is a draught beer pull for Bud Light, a beer not introduced until 1982. See more
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O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Written by Rector Phillips Brooks
and Lewis H. Redner
(as Lewis Redner)
Performed by Coastal Sound Music Academy Society See more