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Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008)

Christmas Cottage (original title)
A look at the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade's painting The Christmas Cottage, and how the artist was motivated to begin his career after discovering his mother was in danger of losing their family home.

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Director: Brian Robbins
Stars: Jared Padalecki, Katharine Towne, Gabrielle Union
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Love is the brightest light of all.

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Rated PG for language, some suggestive content and smoking | See all certifications »

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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 »

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In the Hangtown Saloon, the pianist's hands are nearly motionless as he plays the blues. See more »

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Hope: Don't give up on yourself.
Thomas Kinkade: I'm not giving up.
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My Hometown
Written by Chuck Prophet and Aidan Hawken
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Overly melodramatic, but a good performance by Padalecki
8 November 2008 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This biographical TV movie takes a look at artist Thomas Kinkade (played by 'Supernatural''s Jared Padalecki) and how he was inspired to paint his most famous piece: The Christmas Cottage.

While not a fan of Thomas Kinkade myself, I am a fan of Jared Padalecki and thought this looked like an interested piece of work to see him in. It's a rare time to not see Padalecki fighting demons or serial killers, so it'd be good to see him trying something new. While Padalecki did a fairly good job, the film was simply mediocre. The narration was annoying and trite and the overall story was far too hokey and cheesy to be taken seriously. It will work well with fans of Hallmark Movie-of-the-Weeks and the like, but anyone looking for some quality, illuminating cinema. . . move on, this one isn't for you.

Final verdict: 6/10.


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