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Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008)
"Christmas Cottage" (original title)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  11 November 2008 (USA)
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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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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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Christmas Cottage  »

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Glen listens to Debussy's "Clair de Lune" a few times, which is not listed among music used in the film. See more »

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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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Maryanne Kinkade: I don't know what to say.
Pat Kinkade: Say 'Merry Christmas.'
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Inspired by true events See more »

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My Hometown
Written by Chuck Prophet and Aidan Hawken
Performed by Aidan Hawken
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I wish there were more slow-moving movies out there . . .
29 January 2010 | by (the Bay Area) – See all my reviews

This movie moves slowly. This is a VERY different type of thing. Sometimes I am in the mood for a slow-mover (so, this one rises to the top of the list). Also, there are no "kookie" gimmicks used to fill-it-out. These things, alone, make this a special viewing.

Beyond that, I enjoyed Peter O'Toole's role (dying inside because of his wife's death, looking for inspiration to paint again). Add to that, a familiar cast of faces, including: Ed Asner as a bright (but subdued) role of an art dealer. Chris Elliott also stands out as the large-ego'd mayor of Placerville

Shake, and pour into a tall glass. In the world of Christmas movies with $12 scripts, this one stands out.


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