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Comfort and Joy (2003)

The life of Jane Berry was all materialist, until one Christmas Eve, she is involved in a car accident that changes her life forever. She wakes up to discover she is the mother of two, a ... See full summary »

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Maggie Greenwald

Writer:

Judd Parkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy McKeon ... Jane Berry
Steven Eckholdt ... Sam
Paul Dooley ... George
Andrew Chalmers Andrew Chalmers ... Troy Keller
Jordy Benattar Jordy Benattar ... Heather Keller
Maria Herrera ... Alison Phillips
Dixie Carter ... Frederica
Sandi Ross ... Dr. Frances Atkinson
Lindsay Leese ... Renee Becker
Myriam Sirois ... Jessica
Grant Nickalls ... Richard Devries
Jim Feather Jim Feather ... Nate
Dwight Ireland ... Albert
Smok-ee Allen Smok-ee Allen ... Alicia Phillips
A.J. Saudin ... Derek Phillips
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The life of Jane Berry was all materialist, until one Christmas Eve, she is involved in a car accident that changes her life forever. She wakes up to discover she is the mother of two, a wife and that her only job is in the house, besides her frequent volunteer work. Written by Alyssa K. willowbee04@aol.com

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What if the life your living isn't the one you're meant to live? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comfort & Joy See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jane's boss' name in this movie is Mr Jorkin. Ebenezer's Scrooge's boss' name is also Mr. Jorkin in the 1951 version of The Christmas Carol starring Alistar Sims. The name is too specific for this to be a coincidence. Obviously, this was a reference to the older movie. See more »

Goofs

When Jane has her car accident you hear squealing tires but she is driving on snow. See more »

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References Easter Parade (1948) See more »

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Symphony of clichés and stereotypes.
25 January 2004 | by xavrush89See all my reviews

Let's see, we have a workaholic overachiever who we just know is going to learn a big lesson about how she should want a husband and children because that is just the be-all, end-all of a woman's existence. Okay, it's not that sexist. But the way this TV movie goes about presenting the concept of a fulfilling personal life over career have barely a whiff of originality. The husband and kids, whether real or imagined, are so wholesome you just want to shoot them. But the absolute worst was a scene in which McKeon's character shows up at a get-together with four gay men, who are the gay version of minstrels. This cartoon-like depiction was the point at which I knew that there would be nothing redeeming about this. It's just another shameless plot line implying that a woman must choose between career and family. (Let's just say the suspense won't be killng you as to which lifestyle comes out on top.)


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