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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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Not an attention-getter, but not a complete waste of time either.
14 December 2009 | by (Collingswood, NJ) – See all my reviews

OK, I kind of agree with TCMjunkie. But, I'd rate it a little higher. Lea Thompson can be engaging and definitely has not had the best career success. This movie isn't going to reverse that trend. Ms. Thompson cavorts around pixie-like and aside from the beginning lament, never demonstrates that she could become any different than the person she was destined to be; so this is where the story suffers the most. But these same characterizations help you bond with Ms. Thompson and her predicaments, ala George Bailey. The actors are all cliché'd here, in much the same way, and there are plot points and character holes that never get resolved. But if you take it all "on the cuff" and assume a happy outcome for all, you'll never miss those things. Picture this as a "It's a Wonderful Life" remake and twisted slightly.

You could do a lot worse than watching this Holiday Movie, say, while making cookies, or wrapping presents. It's sappy, but what Xmas movie isn't?


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