Overwhelmed widower Seth Webster is searching for a housekeeper to help him with his unruly six year old twin sons. "Mrs. Miracle" mysteriously appears and quickly becomes an irreplaceable nanny, chef, friend... and matchmaker.
James Van Der Beek,
With all of the comments about this version not being the original acknowledged, this one is still my favorite version of the story.
Maybe its because I grew up with David Hartman on Good Morning America and in all those sappy commercials....or maybe its because I have always been a fan of Sebastian Cabot.
Regardless, the update did a good job of bringing the story into the '70s and, even 30 years later, I find it comforting on the very rare occasion that it is shown during the Christmas season....Sebastian Cabot is fine throughout, and the updated setting, while not outshining the original, at least makes us feel like we could have been there.
So, I wouldn't place it in my "top 10" list of movies, or even consider it any kind of competition with the original.
But it does have its own, somewhat subdued, charm, and its always a pleasure to see Cabot in one of his later roles.
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