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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 22 November 2008
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Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
... Isabella
... Mary Bassett (as Hélène Joy)
... Mathilda Bassett
... Gad Hopkins (as Kris Turner)
... Mr. Hopkins
Paula Boudreau ... Mrs. Hopkins
... Prudence (as Vivien Endicott-Douglas)
... Solomon Bassett
Sam Malkin ... Mr. Yule
Catherine Fitch ... Principal
... Fitter Bider
Paul Brown ... Doctor
Sarah Cassidy ... Woman at Carriage Accident
... Woman at Blacksmith Shop
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Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for assistance, Mary's daughter Tilly contacts her grandmother to plead for help. Isabella's arrival causes upheaval in many lives, but may also lead to reconciliation within the family. Written by Anonymous

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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This is not the first time Tatiana Maslany and Kristopher Turner worked together. They were also on the television series Instant Star (2004) together. Kristopher had a lead role on the show and Tatiana has a recurring role in the final season. See more »

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Isabella: Oh, women are too quick to give men credit they are not truly owed.
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Followed by An Old Fashioned Christmas (2010) See more »

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Great Thanksgiving Story...
9 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I think that the problem that most people have with this movie is that it is so far removed from Louisa May Alcott's story that the only thing they have in common is the title and the name of the family. And on a more personal level, my maternal grandmother being a Bassett from the old New England family, I didn't like that they turned Ellis Bassett into an Irishman, when Bassett is one of the oldest and well-known Norman-English names in England and Old Yankee names in New England. And so as not to make anyone mad, I do have some Irish in me and I don't have a problem with being Irish. It is just the turning of a name into something it isn't. It would be like calling the Kennedy family English.

So, now that I gave what I didn't like about the movie, this is what I loved. The movie was excellent. The costuming was out of this world. The homes in the movie were perfect. The plot line was good. The actors were great. And like with most Hallmark movies, I really felt good at the end of the movie.

So if you watch this movie just on its own, not comparing it to the original story by Louisa May Alcott, then you're going to love it.

I purchased the movie and it will be one of the movies that my family and I watch every year near Thanksgiving Day.


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