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Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)

PG | | Drama | 2018 (USA)
A priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to shut down a dying parish...and becomes entangled in the lives of the town's eccentric characters while learning the power of forgiveness and redemption.

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David Wall

Writer:

David Wall
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Wall ... Father Jonathan Keene
Sean Patrick Brennan Sean Patrick Brennan ... Father Simeon Joyce
Kerry Wall Kerry Wall ... Marjorie Worthington
Brennan Wall Brennan Wall ... Noëlle
Jean Bates Jean Bates ... Eleanor Worthington
Curt Dewitz Curt Dewitz ... Seth Harrod
David Hickey David Hickey ... Thomas Shepley
Ciaran O'Reilly Ciaran O'Reilly ... Finn Shepley
Kevin McElroy Kevin McElroy ... Jewel King
J. Scott Henderson J. Scott Henderson ... Swift King
Michael Sweet Michael Sweet ... Speed King
Dafydd Rees Dafydd Rees ... Dermott
Luiz Baille Luiz Baille ... Ari Viloso
Sandra Casey Sandra Casey ... Lydie Viloso
Bill Gleeson Bill Gleeson ... Bill
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Storyline

Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish. But things take an unexpected turn as he becomes entangled in the various lives of the village's eccentric characters, including their beautiful librarian, the childlike priest he is displacing, and the magical experience of Mrs. Worthington's legendary Christmas Party, where everyone is welcome and anything is possible. Written by Anonymous

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christmas | See All (1) »

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Sometimes the greatest gift is a second chance.

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Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements and a fight | See all certifications »
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Exactly what a Christmas Movie Should Be!
24 November 2007 | by Buck_VinegarSee all my reviews

I generally tend to resist Christmas movies and did not exactly leap at the opportunity to spend another hour and a half simmering in Hollywood-fabricated pseudo-cheer. However, I was pleasantly surprised right from the outset by many of the striking images and east-coast winter locations. As the film developed I found myself genuinely interested in the story and when it was all over, I was shocked to find that not only had I enjoyed a "Christmas movie", but would certainly watch it again if given the chance, even if it wasn't Christmas time.

While some overly "zealous" types may be offended by the use of a priest as one of the main characters, I felt the entire story came across tastefully while still maintaining enough of an edge to make for an interesting story. As for the rest of the characters, they come off as a combination of well acted professional productions coupled with charming "man-on-the-street" types for the supporting roles.

Compared to the amount of high-dollar "all-flash, no-substance" productions being cranked out of late, I found what was simply an interesting story about interesting characters to be genuinely refreshing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noelle See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$165,445, 9 December 2007

Gross USA:

$257,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$257,868
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Color | Color (35 mm version)

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1.85 : 1
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