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The Christmas Shoes (2002)

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A young boy tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for his dying mother, while a lawyer tries to deal with the break-up of his marriage.

Director:

Andy Wolk

Writers:

Donna VanLiere (book) (as Donna Van Liere), Wesley Bishop (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Robert Layton
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Maggie Andrews (as Kimberly Williams)
Max Morrow ... Nathan Andrews
Maria del Mar ... Kate Layton
Hugh Thompson ... Jack Andrews
Dorian Harewood ... Dalton Gregory
Shirley Douglas ... Ellen Layton
Amber Marshall ... Lily
Rhonda McLean ... Gwen
Jeremy Akerman ... Tom Wilson
John Maclaren ... Dean McGraw
Brian Heighton Brian Heighton ... Jake Cardwell
Geoff Herod Geoff Herod ... Young Adult Nathan
Bill Carr ... Dr. Mather
John Dunsworth ... Dr. Julian
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Storyline

Two separate stories mesh - in the first, a young music teacher, Maggie Andrews, begins dying of a heart condition and her son Nathan tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for her before she dies. In the second, lawyer Robert Layton and his wife Kate are slowly drifting apart and the matter comes to a head during Christmas when Kate takes over for Maggie for the school choir and declines a job in Robert's firm. When Robert's mother passes away, he begins to reconsider things and his and Nathan's paths cross on Christmas Eve as Nathan tries to raise the money for the shoes and Robert tries to get a present for his daughter. Written by crow_steve@hotmail.com

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Drama | Family

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Trivia

If you look closely you'll realize that the man that Rob Lowes character talks to when he visits the grave site at the beginning and end of the movie is the adult Nathan See more »

Goofs

It is supposed to be set in 1985 (as evidenced by the dates on the grave markers at the beginning and end of the film), but many later-generation cars (mostly from the '90s) can be seen throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Andrews: Honey, what's the matter?
Nathan Andrews: Your heart. I just wanted to see if it was still beating.
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Connections

Featured in The Christmas Blessing (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Christmas Shoes
Written by Eddie Carswell and Leonard Ahlstrom
Performed by Newsong
Courtesy of Reunion Records
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Missing Warning Label
2 December 2002 | by jennie0409See all my reviews

By the title and movie description, I thought I was in for two hours of a sweet heartwarming Christmas story. I was close. While this film is a heartwarming one, it's also quite tragic. The only thing missing was a warning about how sad and depressing some parts in the movie are. Kimberly Williams gives a stellar performance, and Max Morrow and Amber Marshall are perfect for the roles of the cute kids, much needed for the story. Although Rob Lowe was disappointing for the first time, in my opinion, I think this movie is a great one for families to see together. I think that there are many tough issues addressed in "The Christmas Shoes," giving parents an easy opening to talk to their kids about some of the harder things in life. This movie is realistic. Normally, it's easy to laugh at so-called "sad" movies, because in the end, everyone's happy, all ends well, and they do live happily ever after. Movie characters! But this film has a real-life feel to it. It's sweet, bitterly sad, heartwarming, and family-oriented. Definitely see this the next time it's on TV!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2002 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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