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The Christmas Bunny (2010)

The Christmas Bunny is the story of a Michigan family, facing tough economic times, who take in a withdrawn foster child, Julia (Sophie Bolen). Convinced she's unlovable, Julia dreams of ... See full summary »

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The Christmas Bunny is the story of a Michigan family, facing tough economic times, who take in a withdrawn foster child, Julia (Sophie Bolen). Convinced she's unlovable, Julia dreams of becoming "real," like the Velveteen Rabbit in her treasured storybook video. When a real-life rabbit is injured by her foster brother in an accident, Julia meets the Bunny Lady, a local recluse who cares for people's cast-away pets, and both their lives are changed by the encounter. Written by AJ

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Everybody needs some bunny to love.

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Rated PG for thematic material and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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28 November 2010 (USA)  »

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Just Where I Belong  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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"Rumple", the diminutive "star" of The Christmas Bunny was played in the film by "Rupert", a French Mini Lop rabbit who lived at The Critter Barn in Zeeland, Michigan, just outside of Grand Rapids. Rupert was born in late summer of 2009 and was about 6 months old when the film was shot. Rupert lived a good life, but had troubles with his teeth. He enjoyed eating canned pumpkin for years, in addition to some hay and pellets. He was laid to rest on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. He was a sweet, playful bunny who won the hearts of thousands through his performance in The Christmas Bunny. See more »

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Superior Christmas family film
1 December 2011 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

This is a charming family film about a recently fostered young girl who has trouble communicating until she finds an injured rabbit.

The film explores the problem of loneliness through the eyes of both the young girl and an old lady who cares for injured animals. The film steers clear of the usual schmaltz served up in most Christmas movies and is realistic in it's portrayal of how children actually behave.

The script and performances of the cast are far above most made for TV movies. What struck me most was the cinematography which was superb. It seemed like a much higher budget film.

It's not a film that will change your life but it is more than worth a watch with the family in the run up to Christmas.


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