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On the 2nd Day of Christmas (1997)

After they are caught in the act, a by-the-book department store security guard is assigned as the custodian of a pickpocketing duo.

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James Frawley

Writer:

Brian Hohlfeld
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Trish
Mark Ruffalo ... Bert
Lauren Pratt Lauren Pratt ... Patsy (as Lauren Suzanne Pratt)
David Hewlett ... Mel
James Purcell James Purcell ... Bill
Lawrence Dane ... Mr. Limber
Howard Hesseman ... David
Arlene Meadows Arlene Meadows ... Mom
Ed Sahely Ed Sahely ... Mickey
Judah Katz ... Pruitt
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Jerry
John Boylan John Boylan ... Man in Overcoat
Domenico Fiore Domenico Fiore ... Ed the Bartender (as Dom Fiore)
Patrick Patterson Patrick Patterson ... Uncle Don
Victoria Snow ... Mindy
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Storyline

Con-woman Trish and her niece/ward Patsy are caught trying to steal from a department store right before Christmas. With the holidays so near, Bert, a store employee, agrees to be responsible for the pair so that Patsy need not spend the holidays in social services. Romance ensues. Written by PetrinaC <cubit@aol.com>

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Anyone can have a change of heart when it comes to Christmas...


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Am zweiten Weihnachtstag See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Bill: So, you two met at the store?
Bert: Ehhh..
Trish: First floor. Handbags. It was very romantic. Bert dragged me right off, I couldn't resist!
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Soundtracks

The 12 Days of Christmas
(uncredited)
Traditional, arranged by Frederic Austin
Sung by Mary Stuart Masterson
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Gives Christmas movies a bad name
5 December 2003 | by Kat MissSee all my reviews

"On the 2nd Day of Christmas" is absolute torture. It is the cinematic equivalent of coal in your stocking. Here is a movie so unpleasant and manipulative that you will have to take a cold shower just to remove the swarminess.

I have never disliked a Christmas movie so much. It tries to shamelessly manipulate our feelings. This is the kind of movie that Roger Ebert would describe as "taking tears by liposuction". That's how desperate these filmmakers are to move us. Well, it moved me. Off the couch at the halfway point. I usually sit through an entire movie, no matter how bad. But an hour and 10 minutes of this tripe was more than I could bear.

With a more organized and thoughtful screenplay, this could have been a good movie. But this script has several fatal flaws. First, there are no sympathetic or likable characters. When by the twenty minute mark, you want to throw your female lead out the window, you know you're in trouble. Second, the film is overly predictable. We know what's going to happen and sure enough, I successfully predicted everything that happened after the opening ten minutes. Third, the performances feel by the numbers. There's no life or flavor, just routine unpleasantness.

Do yourself a favor. Instead of wasting two hours of your life, read a book, do a jigsaw puzzle, go out for a walk. Just don't watch this movie.

zero stars (out of four)


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