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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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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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Romance | Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

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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 White Christmas (1954) See more »

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pleasant fantasy but predictable
29 November 2010 | by rbd168See all my reviews

A young career-minded woman has an accident and wakes up married with 2 children and a husband who works in a homeless shelter and drug rehab center. She is aghast to find that out because she is a "scrooge" type of person. Sounds familiar? One might call this a preview of an alternative life style. This easily reminds us of a great movie in the past, "It is A Wonderful Life" with James Stewart. It is actually rather nice to be able to see what your life will be like in 10 years. The trouble is that you might not be able to change anything even knowing what is coming. She could have been married to a gangster or a murderer. The acting is quite light weight. Nancy McKeon seems to be going through the motion. She treats her drastic change as if she found herself wearing a different outfit and wondering how it happens. The husband is unconvincingly nonchalant as is the 'doctor'. Post traumatic amnesia requires at least a hospital visit. However there is a small bright spot in this other lackluster movie; it is Dixie Carter as the insufferable mother with a Southern accent. One must not forget that this is a fantasy, one in which explanations are unnecessary about details like why Jane has not aged in 10 years. The movie is a minor variation on the same age-old theme. Do accept the imperfections and enjoy this little bonbon; it is, after all, Christmas.


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