MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 217 this week

Gift of the Magi (2010)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  16 December 2010 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 215 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 4 critic

Newly wed true lovers Jim and Della Young can barely afford moving into to their new apartment, especially when the second-hand car breaks down. They agree not to buy Chrismas presents that... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 279 titles
created 06 Mar 2013
 
a list of 525 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gift of the Magi (TV Movie 2010)

Gift of the Magi (TV Movie 2010) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gift of the Magi.

User Polls

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Jessie
Glynis Casson ...
Mrs. Greenwood
Thomas Grube ...
Mitch
Gary Hetzler ...
Clint Greer
Eamonn Hunt ...
Wilson
Roisin Kiely ...
Cinema Couple
Gerry McCann ...
City Representative
Barry McGovern ...
Gary Janardi
Clelia Murphy ...
Simone
Helen Norton ...
Photo Shop Owner
Tomas O'Suilleabhain ...
Ian McDermott (as Tom Ó Suilleabháin)
Scott Paschall ...
Mike Hasse (as Paschall Scott)
...
Co-Worker
Edit

Storyline

Newly wed true lovers Jim and Della Young can barely afford moving into to their new apartment, especially when the second-hand car breaks down. They agree not to buy Chrismas presents that year, but each decide to do s secretly and earn extra cash at each's own hobby's expense to spoil the other in his. Their best friends discover the truth and how the secrecy made the separate indefinitely. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 December 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gift of the Magi  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Already Have It
17 December 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" is one of the two best-known secular Christmas stories -- the other is, of course, Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". It is also much harder to translate to a screen feature, since O. Henry specialized in short stories with 'snapper' endings -- usually sardonic jokes on their protagonists.

This TV movie makes a fair try at filling up the spaces by updating the story -- modern urban women no longer sell their hair to wig makers, and certainly not to buy fobs for their husbands' pocket watches, since men mostly don't use pocket watches these days.

But the poor we always have with us, so this story is about a husband who wants to buy a good lens for his wife's beloved heirloom camera while she wants to buy an original steering wheel for the vintage car he is restoring -- these stand in for the original gifts. And the leads, Marla Sokoloff and Mark Webber, are handsome and loving.

But the story telling soon gets lost in a maze of secondary characters who are used to fill up the time, and while Ms. Sokoloff continues as earnest throughout, Webber turns into an inconsiderate boor by the time the story is heading towards the lap.

Over all, it's a good effort, and the casting and direction are good, but the script needs a bit of work and focus, making this simply watchable. A pity.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
O Henry jking143
Discuss Gift of the Magi (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?