Dumped before Christmas, famous Hollywood actress Olivia secretly returns to her hometown to eat cookies and avoid the press. Instead, she has to step up to take the starring role in her own life, realizing that home is where the heart is.

Director:

Ali Liebert

Writer:

Juliana Wimbles
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tori Anderson ... Olivia O'Hara
Victor Zinck Jr. ... Casey Rawlins
Lia Frankland ... Janey Wilson
Janet Kidder ... Jill Wilson
Andrew McIlroy Andrew McIlroy ... John Wilson
Matthew James Dowden ... Ryan Wrangler
Patti Allan ... Mrs. MacMillan
Michael St. John Smith ... Gordon Cooper
Juliana Wimbles ... Stephanie Mitchell
Matthew Nelson-Mahood ... Jack Carson (as Matthew Nelson Mahood)
Celina Martin ... Gabby
Mamie Laverock ... Britney
Nolan Hupp ... Chris
Sam Robert Muik ... Jason Carson (as Samuel Muik)
Yasmeen Kelders Yasmeen Kelders ... Little Girl
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Movie star Olivia O'Hara looks like she will have a bittersweet Christmas. The third movie in a successful superhero franchise in which she stars will be released on Christmas Day, but she wants to return to what she trained for, namely the classics and more taxing dramatic fare. But what she is most concerned about this Christmas season is avoiding reporters and the paparazzi who only seem interested in her public humiliation surrounding the breakup with her rock star now ex-fiancé, Ryan Wrangler, who broke up with her via text. She can admit in hindsight that their relationship was heading in the direction of a split in Ryan now seeming more concerned about his fame than about her. To avoid the publicity, for the first time since she became famous, Liv heads home to small town Happy Valley, Colorado unannounced to spend Christmas with her family. Not returning before now was as much about lack of time as it was about the painful memories of her long deceased father, Michael O'Hara, ... Written by Huggo

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Romance

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Screenwriter Juliana Wimbles appears in the featured role of Stephanie Mitchell, the reporter. See more »

Goofs

When Casey telephones the tow truck company, the only information he receives before hanging up is that it will take an hour to arrive. When Olivia returns home, she mentions to her mother that the tow truck company will telephone her, such information which was not discussed in Casey's telephone conversation with the tow truck company. See more »

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It Ended on the Phone
Written by Matthew James Dowden and Juliana Wimbles
Performed by Matthew James Dowden
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A bit dull
25 December 2020 | by John74YorkSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to this Lifetime Christmas movie as it stars Tori Anderson, who I enjoyed watching on Blindspot. I have not seen her since. She was pretty good. But the story was rather dull. Don't get me wrong, there were some nice Christmas messages in the movie, but I often found myself disengaging with the movie, the story. It just did not have that X factor that some of the other Christmas movies I have seen have had, unfortunately. It's not bad, but it is not great either. It is a family friendly movie.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Božič v galvni vlogi See more »

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Reel One Pictures See more »
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