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The Christmas Clause (2008)

The Mrs. Clause (original title)
A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.

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A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.

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24 November 2008 (Canada)  »

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CAD 110,000,000 (estimated)
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Right at the end of the film, "Dave" is cooking Christmas dinner and it sets on fire, he puts the fire out, by lifting the pan off the hob, that's not how extinguishing real fires tends to work. See more »

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Like it for Lea Thompson.
4 December 2010 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

I like Lea Thompson. I actually fell in love with her in the "Back to the Future" movies. Unfortunately she married someone else and missed out on me when I became single in the late 1980s. Her loss.

Here she is a harried mother of 3, and also a successful lawyer with an aggressive law firm. That in itself made it hard for her to spend quality time with her children and their activities.

She makes a wish for some rest, and it is granted. In fact she finds herself single, none of her children had been born, and her husband is about to marry someone else.

After dealing with those developments, Santa Clause shows up and, even though she thought she had missed the deadline to make things right, Santa was still on Las Vegas time, so she wished for her life back, and got it. It was an awakening, and she promised to do it better the next time. One of her first actions was to resign from the law firm.

This theme has been done in other movies, it is not novel. Nic Cage, in "The Family Man", for example, which is a better movie. But those of us who are Lea Thompson fans, it is a good diversion.

I saw it on the ION TV network.


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