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A Dad for Christmas (2006)

Me and Luke (original title)
Me and Luke is a family story about a young father and his newborn son. Matt, who is nineteen, goes to the hospital to see his baby. At the hospital, he discovers, his young girlfriend has ... See full summary »

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Eleanore Lindo

Writer:

Alan Hines
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louise Fletcher ... Glennie
Kristopher Turner ... Matt Blessing
Jack Shepherd ... Bert
Lindsay Ames Lindsay Ames ... Pam
Emma Taylor-Isherwood Emma Taylor-Isherwood ... Megan Eubanks
Catherine Disher ... Beverley
Daniel Kash ... Jim Benson
Lachlan Murdoch ... Charlie Benson
Carolyn Dunn Carolyn Dunn ... Lisa
Sean McCann Sean McCann ... Judge Mease
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Richard
Matt Baram ... Young Father
Sarah Robichaud Sarah Robichaud ... Ward Nurse
Sandi Ross ... Barb
Patrick Garrow ... Officer
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Storyline

Me and Luke is a family story about a young father and his newborn son. Matt, who is nineteen, goes to the hospital to see his baby. At the hospital, he discovers, his young girlfriend has already made arrangements for a couple to the adopt their baby boy. Matt has no family and when he sees Luke for the first time, like fathers everywhere, he falls in love with him. He finally has made the connection he's longed for. With the adoption imminent and no means to stop it - Matt takes Luke out of the hospital to his grandmother's house. The three form an off-kilter family unit. But can Matt and Luke win against the odds and stay together as a family...? Written by Shaftesbury

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dad for Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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why isn't this actor more famous?

I caught this movie at around 8pm on the movies24 channel. I don't know what drew me in, but from the opening credits you somehow realise this is going to be a 'little gem' and it was. Basically its about finding out who you are and the consequences that has on the others around you; coming of age; rites of passage; etc, but this one is very good especially I suppose because we hear so much about fathers reneging on their responsibilities and the people who never knew who their father was etc etc, that a film like this, tries to show us another side of the whole 'unwanted pregnancy' conundrum.

I don't want to say too much else about the plot because you should all see this film if you get the chance.

Another point, if family rifts have touched your life, then this film will make you cry and cry....I think the greatest message communicated in this film is not in the dialogue, but in the Pinteresque loaded silences between the dialogue and all these actors are ideally suited to that kind of intelligent non-verbal communication.

I don't think I had ever seen this particular young Canadian actor before. Kristopher Turner is a face to watch and I hope he breaks onto the big screen soon. He may want to consider getting a new agent if this doesn't happen soon as he is a wasted asset. The guy has everything for crying out loud and he's 6'.....(move over Mr Cruise!!!)


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